James Krause competed on the preliminary card of UFC 247, suffering a split decision loss to Trevin Giles.
A defeated Krause accepted the fight with about twenty four hours notice and the fighter doesn’t regret making that choice.
“(Dana) told me that after the fight,” Krause said to MMA Junkie. “He pulled me in his back room and told me the same thing. I said, ‘No, you’re wrong. I’d do it again.’ I don’t regret it at all. I’d do it over again. I think that’s a fight that I won. I think that’s a fight I should’ve won. I think it’s a fight I can win if we do it again. I feel like it was a good career move on my part, overall. Once again, I’d do it all over again given the chance. And hell, who knows? I may do it again. I could’ve made welterweight on damn near the same notice.”
Krause also moved up to middleweight to fight Giles, as he has previously competed at lightweight and welterweight.
The fighter also says the option to take the fight on short notice was a good move business-wise for him.
“It wasn’t a big deal to me either way,” Krause said. “If I got it, I got it. If I didn’t, I didn’t. I just said, ‘Hey, I’ll fight him.’ For me, it was more of a business play. It was a good opportunity for me to make some more money and redo my contract. I don’t really care who it is, to be honest with you. It’s not a big deal, and I don’t mind fighting. I’ll fight anybody. I’m not afraid to fight anybody. Obviously I jumped up to 170. I’m not afraid to fight middleweights either. It’s not as big of a deal as everybody is making it out to be.”
It is unknown at this time as to when Krause will return to action, but it will most likely be back at 170 pounds.