Kilkenny’s Myles Price has got a serious fight on his hands for his return to PFL next month.
The Team Ryano Kilkenny head coach made his first trip to the cage in just over three years earlier this month, shipping a first-round submission defeat to former UFC lightweight champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis.
On Friday 17 June he’ll face another former UFC standout, Jeremy Stephens (28-20), and feels he’s ready to go to war in the hope of advancing to the playoffs.
“I feel like didn’t get to display my full potential and my skillset, due to having that time off”, Price says of his three-year absence from the pro-fight game.
“I wasn’t reacting to situations the way I usually would in a fight, in a competition in general.”
“No matter how much I prepared mentally and physically, I took it all into account. I knew that going in there. There are no excuses, my opponent performed on the night, he did the job, I knew full well what I was bringing into the cage off the layoff and I knew I’d had a good camp as well.”
“It was just kind of rolling the dice from there.”
June’s fight will be the first time since 2018 that Price has been able to go back-to-back with fights with a bare six weeks between the two contests. Next stop for him is the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, and a spot on the main card for that night’s TV audience.
“I’m really looking forward to going in and just having a war to be honest”, says Price of the pending bout.
“I hope it goes the whole three fives. I want to just put on an absolutely stellar performance, clean performance and if I don’t get the finish within the first one or two rounds I’m really hoping I just get the three fives and have an all-out cracking fight.”
PFL 4 takes place on Friday 17 June with the main card showing on Channel 4 from 2am Saturday 18 June.