MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 168 middleweight Joey Beltran as he prepares for his upcoming main event tomorrow night (Saturday, December 10, 2016) against Alessio Sakara at the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy.
The scrappy veteran knows he has a fan-friendly fighting style and he’s not going to point-fight ever again after losing a split decision to Chase Gormley:
“I’m just gonna go out there and hit the gas pedal right at the beginning and see where it lands us. If he wants to go to the ground, great, if not, I think I’m gonna finish him in the first round. I’m gonna push the pace. One of us is going down in the first.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 102 light heavyweight Patrick Cummins as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout this Friday night (December 9, 2016) against Gian Villante at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York.
Editor’s note: Cummins was injured and has has since pulled out of his fight against Villante
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale bantamweight Sara McMann as she prepares for her upcoming main card bout tonight (Saturday, December 3, 2016) against Alexis Davis at the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The former Olympian can understand what her opponent is going through considering she’s a mom herself:
“I don’t see in any way [the pregnancy] would help. Either she’ll be the same and be able to train and get her body back the way she was and be the same type of athlete or it can hurt. My body responded really well. I bounced back fairly well and that’s what I’m anticipating. I’m preparing for a fighter that bounces back fairly well but if it goes any direction, it’ll be slightly worse and that’s just because you’re having less sleep, you’re constantly worried, I don’t care who you are. That’s a major adjustment.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale featherweight Gray Maynard as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout tomorrow night (Saturday, December 3, 2016) against Ryan Hall at the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The former lightweight title challenger feels he has a big time advantage when it comes to the fighting mentality:
“Obviously, [Ryan Hall]’s a heel hook guy. He dives in on that heel hook. It’s kinda like an Iminari roll. The guy just does not like to fight. It doesn’t look like he’s really into the sport because he loves MMA. He’s into the sport to try to bring jiu-jitsu into it more. That’s all he wants to do.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Legacy FC 63 middleweight Gerald Harris as he prepares for his main event bout tonight (Friday, December 2, 2016) against Aaron Cobb at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 166 featherweight A.J. McKee in advance of his bout against Ray Wood this Friday (December 2, 2016) at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
McKee talks about originally scheduled opponent Emmanuel Sanchez and fighting a replacement on short notice:
“This happened my last fight as well. So for me, I think they’re just starting to figure out that I’m a force to be reckoned with. I think they’re just pulling out left and right. My dad knows a lot of people in the game, the coaches and what not, he grew up fighting with them. So I feel like they’re telling their students, if you’re not ready, don’t do this. I feel like the division’s just starting to recognize, and they’re not trying to take these fights. Sooner or later, someone’s going to have to fight. They all can’t run and hide.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 166 bantamweight LC Davis in advance of his bout against Marcos Galvao this Friday (December 2, 2016) at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
Davis talks about fighting Joe Warren with a torn ACL and Thanksgiving dinner:
“(The knee injury) was kind of like a wake-up call. It lets you know that we’re not machines, and we’ve got to listen to our bodies more. Now I’m able to slow things down and take time off when I need to. I do my own type of mental training. Self-belief is everything — if you believe it, you can achieve it. So it starts with your mind.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 166 bantamweight contender Joe Warren in advance of his title bout against Eduardo Dantas this Friday (December 2, 2016) at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
Warren talks about splitting his last four fights and his rematch with Dantas:
“It’s not just the last few years, it’s my MMA career. It’s riding a roller coaster. You put a man in a cage, it doesn’t matter what his name is. It’s going to be a war. The most unpredictable place in the world is that cage. I’m getting better every single time. That doesn’t mean the competition’s not either, and weird shit happens. I got verbally submitted, I got my belt taken away from me by (Marcos) Galvao. That doesn’t happen. I didn’t even know I yelled out. That being said, I’m the best, baddest man there’s ever been, and I’m ready to get down and dirty.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Titan FC 42 flyweight Jose “Shorty” Torres in advance of his interim title bout against Pedro Nobre this Friday (December 2, 2016) at Watsco Center Field House in Coral Gables, Florida.
Torres (3-0) talks about his incredible amateur record and his championship matchup against a seasoned veteran in Nobre (18-2):
“It doesn’t look good on paper for me. But overall, stylistically, I think it’s a great fight. He’s a gamer, he likes to go forward. He’ll pretty much fight you in whatever game you want to play. For me, I’m a stand-up fighter, I want to just stand and bang with the guy. My pro debut was when he fought (former flyweight champion) Tim Elliott, and watching them, I would love to fight either one of them. Actually, right now, I’m training with Tim Elliott. But overall, (Elliott’s) given me pointers, other people who have fought Pedro Nobre have given me pointers as well. It’s a win-win. If I win, I beat a guy who was 18-2 and the biggest veteran that’s not in the UFC. And if I lose, the guy’s 18-2, I’m only 3-0, I’m 24 years old. I have nothing but to gain from this.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Titan FC’s CEO Jeff Aronson in advance of Titan FC 42 this Friday (December 2, 2016) at Watsco Center Field House in Coral Gables, Florida.
Aronson talks about the move to Florida and the upcoming fight card, featuring two championship fights:
“We’ve been able to cut a massive amount of (costs) per show off, just by being local. Having our cage here, having our production team here. Our fighters, we’re really cultivating the Florida market. So I’m not flying in nearly as many fighters as I was. And all of those things have costs. At the end of the day, making deals with venues, cutting the costs, Titan’s never been in a better position. South Florida was the best move we’ve made by far and really strengthened us going into 2017, getting the first opportunity of owning the market down here.”