His record may not appear pretty on paper, but Greg Large is looking to prove he belongs.
Large, 35, said he’s excited to be competing in the main event slot, and is hoping a strong performance will leave a strong impression on more promoters.
“This is an eye-opener for most promotions,” said Large in an interview.
“I really want to get my name and my gym out there, and let everyone know this is what I want and this is where I want to be.”
Large, fighting out of Edmonton, Alta., enters this contest on a four-fight losing streak, with his last win coming back in April 2016 at Rumble in the Cage 52.
He said this was a fight he really wanted, not only for the main event tag, but because he saw it as a good opportunity to get back on track.
“I’ve been really wanting this fight because he’s a past champion and this would be a huge step for me,” said Large.
“I’ve been working really hard for this one and I really want this fight under my name.”
While Large has yet to make it out of the first round in his 14-fight career, he said he feels his cardio is one of his main strengths.
And with this being Douglas’ first fight in nearly four years, Large said his cardio combined with him being far more active than Douglas will play a factor.
“The way I see it is I don’t think he has the cardio that I have now,” said Large.
My main focus has been on my cardio so I can last those five rounds.”
“I’d like to thank Rise FC for giving me this opportunity. I’d like to thank my community of Saddle Lake for all their support and sponsors.”