BAMMA 25 Champion vs Champion Full Results


 

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BAMMA held their 25th event last night at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham; Champion vs Champion.

Here are the quick results:

Main Card

BAMMA Bantamweight title

Tom Duquesnoy def. Shay Walsh (C) via KO (Round 1 – 1:15)

BAMMA Lightweight title

Martin Stapleton (C) def. Damien Lapilus via DQ (illegal knee) (Round 2 – 0:38)

BAMMA Heavyweight Title

Mark Godbeer (C) def. Stuart Austin via KO (Round 2 – 1:24)

Walter Gahadza def. Colin Fletcher via DQ (illegal strikes to back of the head) (Round 1 – 0:12)

BAMMA Lonsdale Lightweight title

Marc Diakiese (C) def. Kane Mousah via KO (Round 1 – 0:36)

BAMMA 25 Prelims

Ronnie Mann def. Graham Turner via KO (Round 1 – 1:18)

Matt Hallam def. Alexander Bergman via TKO (Round 2 – 1:27)

Ed Arthur def. Cameron Else via TKO (strikes) (Round 1 – 4:57)

Brett McDermott def. Jamie Sloane via KO (Round 1 – 3:58)

Terry Brazier def. Francis Buangala via Submission (RNC) (Round 1 – 0:38)

Xavier Sedras def. Chris Bungard via Submission (RNC) (Round 2 – 2:58)

Rick Selvarajah def. Ollie Coyne via Submission (RNC) (Round 1 – 3:52)

Dean Trueman def. Huseyin Garabet via Submission (guillotine) (Round 1 – 4:48)

Mike Grundy def. Marley Swindells via Decision (Unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)

Jai Herbert def. Tony Morgan via Submission (RNC) (Round 2 – 2:19)

Łukasz Parobiec def. Tom Aspinall via DQ (illegal elbows) (Round 2 – 3:33)

 

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BAMMA 20 Official Full Fight Results April 25th


BAMMA 20 took place Saturday, April 25 from The Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham in which we saw  the crowing of two world champions. Marcin Lazarz defeated Brett McDermott for the light heavyweight title, and Ed Arthur was crowned the bantamweight king with a rear-naked choke win over Alan Philpott.

Results

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BAMMA 20 – No More Talk

 

BAMMA World Light-Heavyweight Championship

 Marcin Lazarz def. Brett McDermott via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Lightweight: Andre Winner def. Colin Fletcher via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

BAMMA World Bantamweight Championship

Ed Arthur def. Alan Philpott via submission (rear-naked choke)  0:56 seconds  Round 2

Flyweight: Chris Miah def. Daniel Barez via submission (Rear-naked choke) 1 min 46 secs Round 2

Bantamweight: Regis Sugden def. Ant Philips via TKO (punches) 3 mins 51 secs Round 1

Lightweight: Jack Grant def. Warren Kee via KO (punches)  1 min 04 secs Round 1

Lightweight: Rick Selvarajah def. Jefferson George via split decision (29-28, 29-28 28-29)

Lightweight: Chase Morton def. Wayne Drake via TKO (elbows)  4 mins 07 secs Round 1

Welterweight: Harry Marple def. Chris Astley via submission (Japanese neck tie)  1 min 41 secs Round 2

Featherweight: Aiden Lee def. Adam Jahovic via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Amateur: Oliver Paske def. Arthur Jakub via submission (standing guillotine)  2 mins 18 secs Round 1

BAMMA 15 RESULTS – WINNERS, WORLD CHAMPS, BRITISH CHAMPS, AND THE NOT SO LUCKY ONES THIS TIME!


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Tonight (April 5th) at the London’s Copper Box arena, London,  BAMMA held their fifteenth event, as the iconic Olympic Park re-opens to the public.

Those of you, who were lucky enough to get hold of tickets, arrived at the new location, the rest of us sat at home and watched the faultless stream being shown for the first time on #Facebook,without a hitch.

The results as follows:

MAIN EVENT

Gzim Selmani def Oli Thompson via Guillotine .18sec Rnd 1

CO-MAIN EVENT 

BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT

Leon Edwards (Challenger)  Def  Wayne Murrie (Current Champ)  via RNC 3min 13 sec Rnd 1

NEW BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION LEON EDWARDS 

Colin Fletcher def Tony Hervey via SD 29-28 (f) 29-28 (h) 29-28 (f)

WORLD CHAMPION FEATHERWEIGHT BELT 

Tom Duquesnoy def Teddy Violet via Triangle 1min 29 sec Rnd 2

NEW WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION TOM DUQUESNOY

MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BELT

Harry Mcleman def Andy De-Vent via UD 29-28

NEW BAMMA MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION HARRY MCLEMAN 

Ryan Scope def Ali Arish via UD 29-28

Rany Saadeh def Mahmood Besharate wins via UD 30-27

Jefferson George def Jack Grant via SD

Alex Montagnani def Nathan Jones via RNC 2min 43 sec Rnd 1

Andy Craven def Richard Edwards via RNC 2min 12 sec Rnd 1

Ed Arthur def Nathaniel Woods via RNC 1min 28sec Rnd 3

Jacek Toczydlowski def Benny Carr via tapout due to strikes (Elbows)  1min 32 Rnd 1

 

Another night of awesome fights from start to finish from BAMMA, and from wherever you were watching from.including watching their new FREE STREAM on FACEBOOK, it was FAULTLESS.

 

BAMMA 15 WEIGH-IN RESULTS AND PICTURES


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Friday 4th April ,it was time for all PRO BAMMA 15 fighters to weigh in:

HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

OLI THOMPSON  (236.6) VS. GRIZM SELMANI (257.6)

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LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

COLIN FLETCHER (156.2)  VS. TONY HERVEY (155)

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BAMMA WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

TOM DUQUESNOY (144.6)  VS. TEDDY VIOLET (145)

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BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

WAYNE MURRIE (168.8)  VS. LEON EDWARDS(170.4) *(169.6) on 2nd attempt

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BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

HARRY MCLEMAN (184.4) VS. ANDY DE-VENT (184.4)

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WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

RYAN SCOPE  (170.6) VS. ALI ARISH (168.20

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FLYWEIGHT BOUT

RANY SAADEH  (125.8) VS. MAHMOOD BESHARATE (125.8)

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RICHARD EDWARDS  (145.) VS. ANDY CRAVEN (146.6) ** ON 2ND ATTEMPT A % OF FIGHT PURSE TO BE GIVEN TO HIS OPPONENT WHO HAS ACCEPTED THE FIGHT.

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

JACK GRANT (153.) VS. JEFFERSON GEORGE ( 154.8)

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WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

NATHAN JONES  (167.6)  VS. ALEX MONTAGNANI ( 168.4)

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BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT

NATHANIEL WOOD (134.6)  VS. ED ARTHUR (135.5)

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

BENNY CARR  ( 170.6) VS. JACEK TOCZYDLOWSKI  (170.6)

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* Leon Edwards made weight on his 2nd attempt.

** Andy Craven failed to make weight, therfore forefits a percentage of his purse to his opponent Richard Edwards and the fight has been agreed to still go ahead.

Here is how to watch TONIGHT LIVE on FACEBOOK Saturday April 5th.

How to watch BAMMA 15:

To watch LIVE like the BAMMA Facebook page HERE

Step 2 – Click LIKE

Step 3 – Click tab named ‘BAMMA 15 Prelims’

Step 4 – Click tab named ‘BAMMA 15 Main Card’

BAMMA 15 Prelims start at 7:00pm with the Main Card following at 9:00pm.

 

You can join the conversation on Twitter at @BAMMAUK

 

 

 

BAMMA 15 STREAMS LIVE WORLDWIDE ON FACEBOOK, NEW DEAL WITH ESPN3 (USA), FULL FIGHT CARD DETAILS, HOW TO WATCH


 

BAMMA 15 Facebook Announcment

BAMMA 15 is to be streamed live from London’s Copper Box Arena this Saturday 5th April, giving both UK and international fans worldwide the opportunity to watch BAMMA live for the first time on Facebook.

The preliminaries stream live globally from 19:00pm GMT; while the main card will be exclusively streamed in the UK and to countries with no current BAMMA TV deal, extending the promotion’s reach into new territories.

The BAMMA 15 main card will broadcast on the following international television channels between 21:00 GMT and 23:00 GMT: ESPN in the US, KIX In Asia, Abu Dhabi TV in the Middle East, The Fight Network in Canada, Extreme Sports Channel in Europe, Setanta in Africa, Sony in Russia and Transylvania Media In Romania. Please check regional TV listings for further information.

How to watch BAMMA 15:

To watch LIVE like the BAMMA Facebook page HERE

Step 2 – Click LIKE

Step 3 – Click tab named ‘BAMMA 15 Prelims’

Step 4 – Click tab named ‘BAMMA 15 Main Card’

BAMMA 15 Prelims start at 7:00pm with the Main Card following at 9:00pm.

You can join the conversation on Twitter at @BAMMAUK

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Europe’s flagship Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce a newly inked deal with ESPN3 in the USA and its territories.

BAMMA 15 will be carried live on ESPN3 from the UK’s iconic Copper Box Arena on 5th April, as London’s Olympic Park re-opens to the public.

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network available to more than 85 million U.S. homes nationwide at no addition cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. It is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, Apple TV and Roku. The network is also accessible at no cost to approximately 21 million college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.

BAMMA’s Managing Director, Ashley Bothwell, said:

“We’re elated about this deal which sees European MMA’s reach extended on the other side of the Atlantic and we’re honoured to be working with such a leading sports brand as ESPN. There’s so much talent coming up through the ranks in the UK and in Europe, and BAMMA fighters are risk-takers renowned for bringing the fight and leaving it all on the line. BAMMA is all about exciting, entertaining match-ups between dedicated and passionate athletes, and favours colourful personalities. ESPN’s American fight fans will now get to enjoy the very British flavour of MMA that BAMMA brings”

Follow @ESPN3 & @BAMMAUK on Twitter

 

BAMMA 15 IS BROADCAST ON ESPN IN THE US, KIX IN ASIA, ABU DHABI TV IN THE MIDDLE EAST,THE FIGHT NETWORK IN CANADA, EXTREME SPORTS CHANNEL IN EUROPE, SETANTA IN AFRICA, SONY IN RUSSIA & TRANSYLVANIA MEDIA IN ROMANIA.

BAMMA is brought to you in Association with:
Lonsdale & Sports Direct – The Official Equipment Partners of BAMMA
Safe MMA – Independent British Medical Organisation

 

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Europe’s flagship Mixed Martial Arts promotion presents BAMMA 15 at London’s Copper Box Arena this Saturday 5th April as the iconic Olympic Park re-opens to the public. Tickets are on sale from £25 at http://www.kililive.com/artists/Bamma

 

See below for the full, finalised BAMMA 15 Fight Card. Click on fights for more information.

 

BAMMA 15 FIGHT CARD

 

HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

OLI THOMPSON VS. GRIZM SELMANI

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

COLIN FLETCHER VS. TONY HERVEY

BAMMA WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

TOM DUQUESNOY VS. TEDDY VIOLET

BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

WAYNE MURRIE VS. LEON EDWARDS

BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

HARRY MCLEMAN VS. ANDY DE-VENT

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

RYAN SCOPE VS. ALI ARISH

FLYWEIGHT BOUT

RANY SAADEH VS. MAHMOOD BESHARATE

FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT

RICHARD EDWARDS VS. ANDY CRAVEN

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

JACK GRANT VS. JEFFERSON GEORGE

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

NATHAN JONES VS. ALEX MONTAGNANI

BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT

NATHANIEL WOOD VS. ED ARTHUR

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

BENNY CARR VS. JACEK TOCZYDLOWSKI

 

COLIN ‘FREAKSHOW’ FLETCHER VS TONY ‘LIONHEART’ HERVEY BAMMA 15


 

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March 9th, 2014 – Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher flies out of your nightmares to face former King of the Cage champion, Tony ‘Lionheart’ Hervey, in a  Lightweight showdown at BAMMA 15. The event, hosted by Europe’s flagship Mixed Martial Arts promotion, takes place at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Olympic Park on 5th April.  

 

Evil clown, Colin Fletcher now holds a professional MMA record of 9-4.  Fletcher fought twice on BAMMA before entering the TV show contest, ‘The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes’. His one post-TUF fight with the UFC saw him go the distance with Mike Ricci at ‘UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz’ to lose on decision. He returned for BAMMA 13 to score a victory over Tim Newman, while BAMMA 14 saw Freakshow in a relentless back and forth battle against Mansour Barnaoui for the BAMMA World Lightweight title.

 

Tony ‘Lionheart’ Hervey fights out of the Stealth Squad in Michigan(USA), with a 16-16-0 record racked up since 2007. At the age of 17, Lionheart discovered a passion for MMA and by the age of 18 he was fighting. According to his management, the Lionheart represents “the paradigm of hard work, perseverance and hunger for the American dream. He has trained diligently and has been recognized for his indomitability to back down from the toughest fights once challenged.”  

Former opponents have included Takanori Gomi, Pat Curran and Mike Ricci. Hervey is a former King of the Cage champion and has notably fought on Bellator.

 

Colin Fletcher said: “I’m really excited to be fighting in London and the venue looks great. More importantly I’m really looking forward to fighting Tony as he’s got a pretty unique style. I’ll come looking for the big finish so it should make a real fun fight. I recently lost my bath sponge so I’m going to punch a hole in his face and steal out his brain to use as a new one. With his brain and my Nicole Scherzinger body wash, I’ll  be justshhhheeeer-mazing.”

 

Follow @Dr_Freakshow on Twitter

 TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FROM £25: http://www.kililive.com/artists/Bamma

BAMMA IS BROADCAST ON 5* IN THE UK, AXS-TV IN THE US, KIX IN ASIA, ABU DHABI TV IN THE MIDDLE EAST,THE FIGHT NETWORK IN CANADA, EXTREME SPORTS CHANNEL IN EUROPE,SETANTA IN AFRICA, SONY IN RUSSIA & TRANSYLVANIA MEDIA IN ROMANIA.

BAMMA is brought to you in Association with:

Lonsdale & Sports Direct – The Official Equipment Partners of BAMMA

Safe MMA – Independent British Medical Organisation

Press Release

Last post for 2013 – A lot of Thank You’s and some pictures :)


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It’s been a challenging year for me but I wouldn’t change it for one second, after all I got to do what so many of you still want to do and I have achieved all of it in the six months that I started this harsh challenge – which fell into my lap purely by coincidence (you will have to refer back to my very first blog read about that one)!

I will however give a big shout out to the person who got me started not only in writing my own blog but who introduced me to what I currently do, and that is Jonathan Millard, for whom I am forever grateful to.

What alot of people, more than likely do not know about me, is that I have been in the ‘combat sport industry’ for just over 20 years now, so I have legitmately worked my way up the ladder  – although, it’s fine for you to believe whatever you choose to believe, I personally don’t give a shit, again those that really know me, know that also!

I got to cover local grass root shows, which to me I have always been a great fan of and will always take time out of my schedule to go cover them as much as I can, I  covered Pain Pit 3 times, Ultimate Impact,  Into The Cage, Neilson Promotions White Collar Boxing then I also covered Cage Warriors, BAMMA and UFC Manchester, not bad even if I do say so myself!

Then a great event happend for UKMMA – The UKMMA Expo in Manchester and I got to be part of the only Media Team that had Access All Areas and when I say that, I truly mean that; not like all the other Media people that came in, the team I was with we were set up in the ‘Green Room’ with all our equipment and at one point their was one great surreal moment that I for one will never ever forget 🙂

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It was a great run event by Darren Sherlock and Paul Crossley and of course Darren’s wife Michelle, all timed perefectly for when Michael Bisping would be in the UK, Manchester as it happens (his own town) and just after being announced he would be facing Mark Munoz, here also in Manchester in October (unfortuntaly due to Michael needing eye surgery he was forced to withdraw from the bout and Lyoto Machida replaced him)!

There were UFC athletes, Guest athletes, Guest speakers, Seminars to train with some of the  Guest athletes and stalls for the MMA community to come together and show there products of to the public; also there was the stall for SAFE MMA – for which I personally went over to Izzy Carnwath and spoke to her to see SAFE MMA  was all about, how promotions could get involved and WHY they should. I had such a better understanding afterwards.

Here is mine and Izzy’s SAFE MMA interview we also talk BAMMA 13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBGFMXpvdHE

There was also a big NoGi BJJ competiton on, running throughout the Sunday which was awesome and six females took part amongst the hundreds of men.

At the show I managed to Video Interview (yes that was a very first for me) The Legend Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman straight after his MMA Seminar – let me tell you know this guy is 100% gentleman when talking to him, Ian made my first video interview effortless (well I thought) 🙂

Here is mine and Ian’s interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLO5WYrGcCM

I would however like to say a very big thank you to all the athlete’s I have worked with (so far)  without you giving up your time I would not of had your stories/journeys to write about and some very memorable moments to say the least, so in list of when  they were interviewed  here they all are:

Leigh Remedios

Alexei Roberts

Mario Saeed

War Machine

‘Rowdy’ Bec Hyatt

Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman

Hector Lombard

Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher

Bryony Tyrell

Aaron ‘Smackwell’ Blackwell

Jack ‘The Hammer’ Marshman

Lew Long

Jorge ‘Michelan’ Bezerra

Rosi Sexton

Faisel Ghazghazi

Mark ‘The hand of’ Godbeer

Lauren Murphy

And of course it would not be me, if I did not add in afew pictures of me with some of the athletes I had met 🙂

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Have a great New Year.

Emma

PS I’ve kept all my boxing ones out of this one but look out for it next year  🙂 

Season one.. Episode two..Colin”Freakshow” Fletcher


colin   On August 28th 2013, I managed to grab some one-on-0ne time with Colin ” Freakshow” Fletcher, to speak about his up and comming BAMMA 13 bout; being released by The UFC, but more importantly ‘being himself’ again.

“I can’t wait to get back to old ways and put on a show for everyone”

EB: Hey Colin, it’s great to see you back home to BAMMA;  you looking forward to putting on a show?

CF: Hi Emma, yeah it’s great to be back at BAMMA, I can’t wait to get back to old ways and put on a show for everyone.

EB: Are you looking forward to just being ‘you’ Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher?

CF:100%.  I felt lately I was being directed to be someone else and tone things down a little but I am a weirdo through n through so it’s going come back out…The Freakshow is back.

EB: Who are you going to be bringing with you? The Gimps? The Bicycle or both? or are we in for something completely different this time?

CF: Naa I’m going to mix things up, I never do the same thing twice. I’m working on a few options but I’m keeping them under wraps till September 14th..

EB: You’re facing Tim ‘Super Human’ Newman, who is no stranger to BAMMA himself;  what do you know about your opponent if anything?

CF: I know he is a good guy and an awesome fighter. I am looking forward to mixing it up with him, he is definitely a human but I will be looking forward to seeing if he is ‘super human’ or not (laughs)!

EB: Your time out in Australia for The Smashes, how was this for you on a personal level, being away from your family for that amount of time; did it play tricks in your head on an emotional level or was it a case of focus, focus, focus, you are there for a much bigger reason, get on with it, train, train, train?

CF: No I am slightly crazy anyway so I just had to deal with the normal voices (laughs). It was awful being away from our lass and the kids for so long though I had a few cheeky cries on the sly but over all I had a good experience and people got to see what I’m really like.

EB: The Smashes made great viewing for everyone, but we only got to see 1 hr a week, in reality what was your daily routine like?

CF: It was pretty boring really we got up, ate, trained, ate, trained, ate then went to sleep so in the gaps we did loads of weird things to fill up the day about 80% of the best funny moments never even got shown.

EB: You have a good friendship with Ross Pearson, is that anything to do with the fact you’re both from the North East of England?

CF: Sort of and also the fact that were distantly related! I’ve known Ross since we were small kids, he is a top guy.

EB: How was it for you to have finally reached your goal of gaining a spot in the UFC?  Was it everything you had thought it would be?

CF: Yeah it was weird, I felt a lot of pressure, before then I did not really see myself as a good fighter, I just loved to compete and with that in my mind I think I was a better fighter, but then all of a sudden everything’s results based and it is like you have got to win, you got to be better, you got behave a certain way and I don’t think it really suited me. I thought everything would be the same. I think some people are more suited to dealing with that kind of thing but I am a bit, well, strange really!

EB: The Mike Ricci fight in Canada, you weren’t feeling too well, can you tell me more?

CF: I just felt awful really, I’m not sure if it was a bad weight cut, maybe jet lag; as I got there on the Wednesday night of the week of the fight but, I have never felt so flat and lifeless in a fight, it was strange, I just couldn’t push my body to perform half as much as I normally do.

EB: Overall would you change your experience you have had in the UFC at all?

CF: No not at all, I am massively grateful for the opportunity the UFC gave me, it was an honour to fight for them and I would love to again one day, I would be better equipped to deal with things having been though them before, I’m 100% sure if I had been given a little more time I would of adjusted and got back on track but at the end of the day as long as I am fighting I’m happy no matter who it’s for, as long as people enjoy watching me fight I will continue to find.

EB: And now we are lucky to see you back at BAMMA on September 14th against Tim ‘Super Human’ Newman; as they say everything happens for a reason – would you agree?

CF: Yeah true I’m going to enjoy this one.

EB: Anyone you would like to thank?

CF: Mostly my fantastic wife and kids then my coaches Nick Hands, Warren Olliver, Nigel Scope, Paul Hubber and Barry Gibson.

Random Questions

EB If you could change 1 rule in MMA what would it be?

CF: Have 1, 15 min round no break

EB Favourite International Fighter?

CF: The Ultimate Warrior

EB Favourite Food?

CF: Caaaaaaaaaaake

EB: Walk Out Music?

CF: Undecided

If you were to have a Dinner party, which 3 guests would you invite past or present and why?

CF: Elvis Presley because he is the King babyGene Wilder as he is the funniest person ever and my wife.

Thank you for your time Colin.