Once considered the next top prospect at Flyweight, Justin Scoggins is now looking to find his place in the division.
Scoggins went through a 2014 that saw him lose twice, a 2015 and 2016 that had him pull out of three fights and lose another, as well as a failed move to Bantamweight. After heading back to 125 pounds but losing earlier this year, Scoggins doesn't see making 125 pounds as a major hurdle anymore.
He spoke to Fightful.com's James Lynch recently about the cuts, ahead of his ill-fated planned bout next weekend.
"Weight's good. Eating clean and healthy. You gotta get that down all the time. It's easier when you hold that regimen. I've been better about not having as many cheat days as I used to. Last time I just got everything together, did everything really well. The cut was really easy. I was on weight the day before weigh ins," said Scoggins.
Scoggins was set take on former UFC title challenger Tim Elliott at UFC on Fox December 16. He predicted a victory, expecting either an early knockout or a sustained, three-round beating. Scoggins says that despite being 2-4 in his last six fights, he could find himself in the title picture soon.
"I'm wanting to put a little streak together. Especially the way the flyweight division is -- it only takes a couple of wins. It doesn't really matter to me, I'm just trying to get the work in I can and stay healthy. Getting ready for the next challenge," said Scoggins.
In the full interview, Justin Scoggins (11-4) discussed his now cancelled fight against Tim Elliott (14-8-1) at UFC on FOX 26 on Dec. 16. Justin also talks about how he spent Thanksgiving, his training camp ahead of his matchup and what's next for him. Follow James on Twitter, and check out all of his exclusive interviews.