IT’S one other large week for UK fight sport.
Tony Bellew takes on David Haye on the weekend and though I really like watching each warriors battle, it’d assist me out if one wins greater than the opposite.
With my fellow Bellator 200 star Michael Venom Web page additionally boxing for Haye’s firm and Jack McGann – the previous BAMMA fighter making his boxing debut on the Tyson Fury return – cross-over fighters are in style once more.
Conor McGregor went from MMA to boxing and placed on a terrific present – virtually the most important within the historical past of the game.
And by my nature I don’t assume I might say no to the prospect to check myself in a boxing match – if the correct supply got here on the proper time.
I by no means say no, boxing is completely totally different and once I spar boxers it’s completely totally different to an MMA fighter. Boxers wish to work shut on the within, which is totally different, however I might by no means rule it out. I might give it a go.
After certainly one of my BAMMA fights I spoke to David Haye and stated – as a joke – "I’ll struggle on one in every of your Hayemaker promotion exhibits," and he stated sure!
I might, if the supply was there and the timing was proper.
I might in all probability get much more hate within the boxing world than I do from the MMA followers who nonetheless assume I don’t deserve the alternatives I get.
One of the simplest ways I can clarify it – and I imply no disrespect to another fighters – is: if in case you have two staff on a manufacturing line and one is making you £10,000-a-week and the opposite is making you £500, just one goes to get sacked. That’s how you must take a look at it.
The lad making £500 may need been with the corporate ten years extra however in promotions, in enterprise, in life, it may be a s*** world however you go with who makes you probably the most cash.
That’s the reason I get a variety of hate nevertheless it’s not my drawback, individuals need me to struggle and I’m going to say sure.
Some UFC followers are having a go at CM Punk for getting on one other card after he misplaced his first struggle however what about Brock Lesnar – does he not need to be in there as a result of he was a wrestler?
Everybody deserves one probability – whether or not CM Punk takes his second one is right down to him and stays to be seen.
He brings a variety of consideration to the UFC, like Lesnar did and does, however Lesnar is an out-and-out athlete and smashed the entire division up in his prime.
I snicker on the folks that hate on others – in the event that they as an alternative spent all that point coaching or being constructive and productive they could get someplace.
I perceive what Punk faces and I take a eager curiosity in his profession as a result of I hope our paths cross.
I see his opponent Mike Jackson is already utilizing thoughts video games forward of their UFC 225 present.
Jackson is insisting on calling Punk his actual identify – Phil Brooks – which takes away Punk’s largest asset; his WWE legacy and his model energy.
That might be a fantastic technique as a result of he’s hurting him and irritating him earlier than he’s even getting within the octagon and he might do the identical as he did in his first battle.
CM Punk got here flying out of the traps on the first bell for Mickey Gall, swung wildly and was taken down earlier than dropping.
That was a very long time in the past and this battle shall be fascinating to see as a result of apparently he has been working very exhausting behind the scenes and has improved.
I can be protecting my eyes peeled as a result of everybody is aware of that’s the battle I would like sooner or later – him and Child Slice are the large fights for me.
If he will get beat and minimize from the UFC then hopefully Bellator can get him on the the telephone and that’s one other one we will sit up for.
My coaching camp has been going nice. My transfer to the Renegade fitness center has labored out and is so much higher than my early journeys there once I was nonetheless a novice.
I used to go to Renegade a few times every week once I first began however I didn’t actually take pleasure in it as a result of I didn’t actually have a f****** clue what I used to be doing!
Now, I’ve been working rather a lot on the ground and I’m choosing issues up. I understand how to defend and how one can end.
There’s a lot to study, it’s infinite rolling from place to place, I’m actually having fun with it and I’m extra assured in my jiu jitsu.
There have been sensible playing cards in between the announcement of my Bellator debut and the Might 25 present.
Final weekend the icon Fedor Emelianenko received a shocking KO win and Conor McGregor’s jui jitsu coach Dilon Danis loved a submission-win debut.
Each Bellator card these days has been excellent – there are all the time massive names, they’re jam-packed.
The playing cards haven’t added any strain, I simply take pleasure in watching them.
This can be a huge card, perhaps the most important, however that’s what I’m in it for, I’m not in it to draw back.
I’m on there with Cro Cop, Roy Nelson and 'Venom’ Web page, it’s insanity and gained’t sink in till I see everybody there and then I’ll in all probability assume ‘f****** hell!'
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IT’S one other large week for UK fight sport.