UFC Fight Night 124's James Krause left camp and still peaked for Alex White

ST. LOUIS – UFC lightweight James Krause had to cross state lines while in training camp for his meeting with Alex White.

Of course, it was for a good reason. His longtime training partner, Tim Elliott, needed help after suffering a devastating setback when his coach, Robert Follis, died.

Krause, who also runs a gym and manages fighters, doesn’t have a lot of free moments. But he still finds a way to keep momentum and be there for his friends.

The bigger task is making sure he gets down to 155 pounds after a successful foray at welterweight.

“You either way to be a victim, or you find a way to adapt and overcome,” said Krause (24-7 MMA, 5-3 UFC), who on Sunday meets White (12-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) on the FS1-televised main card of UFC Fight Night 124 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. “I choose not to be victim, and my training camp was great. Me getting out of my normal routine and into something different and forcing myself to get good work in was great for me.”

It probably helps Krause’s confidence that he sees nothing in White that presents an insurmountable obstacle as long as he stays sharp.

“He brings a lot to the table as far as grittiness,” Krause said. “If he’s smart, he’ll come out and try to put this fight in a phone booth. But in terms of technical ability, there’s levels to this game, and I’m on a different level.”

For more from Krause, check out the video above.

And for more on UFC Fight Night 124, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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