Cage Warriors defeat for MMA fighter Boussif

PUBLISHED: 11:22 09 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:35 09 July 2013

Adam Boussif (bottom) found it tough going against Sean Carter (Picture courtesy of Dolly Clew/Cage Warriors)

Adam Boussif (bottom) found it tough going against Sean Carter (Picture courtesy of Dolly Clew/Cage Warriors)

Dolly Clew/Cage Warriors

WELWYN Garden City cagefighter Adam Boussif is staying positive despite suffering his first professional defeat on Saturday night, losing to Sean Carter in Kentish Town.

Boussif, who was making his debut on the prestigious Cage Warriors show, was beaten by way of submission following an arm-triangle choke in the second round.

“I know where I went wrong,” the 24-year-old told the WHT.

“I know that was me at about 3 or 4 per cent of what I know I can do and achieve. I’m just taking all the positives from it and then keep working hard.”

The fight is sure to act as a learning to curve for Boussif, who had won his three previous fights within little over a minute.

“I now know there are certain things that I need to change: how I do things, how I make weight, ways I train, what I train, who I train with,” he said.

“It’s helped me see how it (the show) works, what point I’ve gone up to within myself, what I can do and what I need to work a lot more diligently on.

“I don’t want to make massive changes, just little ones that need to be made.”

Despite the show being by far the largest that Boussif has fought on, the Team Force fighter refuted any suggestion that the occasion may have affected his performance.

“In terms of the size of the show, it didn’t make a difference,” said the former Monks Walk student.

“I was there to fight regardless, and I didn’t let the whole ‘it’s a new show’ thing, affect me one bit.

“If I’d fought the same guy on a smaller show the exact same thing would’ve happened, it was just another fight.

“I beat myself and that’s all there is to it,” he added.

Despite the defeat, Boussif has been invited to compete in the next London Cage Warriors show, scheduled for October 5.

“I think I’m just going to take some time to work on what I need to work on and then get back in there.”

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