Four years ago, Richardson will admit he wasn’t truly prepared for that level of competition. Now he’s ready to swim with the sharks. “I’ve proven that I can handle competing against the best in the world,” Richardson said. “In GLORY, I was facing some of the best in the world at what they do. If the UFC is the next opportunity for me, you know I’m going to take that shot. “Regardless if you’re undefeated or you’re a champion if you fight me you’re going to know you’re in a fight. Cause I don’t give anything to anybody easy.” Sports 

Nate Richardson from a war-torn Liberia, to UFC dream

  Damon Martin Nate Richardson still has fond memories of his former home in Africa despite leaving the country when he was just a child. The featherweight prospect, who competes in the co-main event at LFA 82 this Friday, grew up in the west African country of Liberia, where his family made a good home until a volatile civil war broke out in the late 1990s. “As a kid, you remember the good times,” Richardson told MMA Fighting. ‘I didn’t have toys as much, but I just got to play…

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