MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Titan FC welterweight Brock Jardine as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Brock Jardine this Friday (October 31, 2014) at the USF Sundome in Tampa, Florida.
The former UFC fighter was very happy to sign with Titan and he feels he’s well on his way to getting back to the Octagon if he can string a few wins together and redeem himself from his previous performance:
“One of the nice parts about Titan was the UFC ‘out clause.’ For me, my UFC career didn’t go too well. I was in the elite category of going 0-2 in the promotion. For me, I feel like I have unfinished business there so I feel like I want to get back and show them what I can do this second time around.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Titan FC lightweight Matt Wagy as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout against William Sizemore this Friday (October 31, 2014) at the USF Sundome in Tampa, Florida.
The former American Top Team fighter has made the transition to Team Alpha Male and he feels there’s a stark difference between the two gyms, especially for fighters his size:
“Team Alpha Male is the best gym in the world for anybody my size. Everyone works hard. I came from American Top Team, that’s where I began my training, but the difference with Team Alpha Male is that they’re super intense. Everyone is very nice and its’ a great atmosphere and you can go with the best guys in the world, Urijah Faber, Chad Mendes, TJ Dillashaw, Chris Holdsworth and they’ll give you advice. There’s always a roomful of killers. You’re either going to get better or you’re going to quit.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Titan FC welterweight Steve Montgomery as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Brock Jardine this Friday (October 31, 2014) at the USF Sundome in Tampa, Florida.
The American Top Team product isn’t going to be taking his opponent lightly despite the fact that Jardine is currently in the midst of a three-fight losing streak:
“I think [Brock Jardine]‘s going to be dangerous. I think he’s going to be hungry. It’s different if he’s a little bit older and he’s losing to up-and-comers but he just lost to three tough dudes. Two of them were in the UFC and he took the Rick Story fight on short notice. He’s only 29 so I’m sure he’s viewing me as an essential step up to get back to a bigger show or back on a win streak so I know he’s coming in like trying to take my head off.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Titan FC welterweight Hayder Hassan as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Felipe Portela this Friday (October 31, 2014) at the USF Sundome in Tampa, Florida.
The talented American Top Team product is facing a familiar opponent in the Blackzilian Portela, but he looks at facing former teammates and friends as more of a challenge than anything:
“I look at is as a challenge. They’re gonna tell all my strengths and what they think are my weaknesses… I’m gonna go out there and I’m gonna knock their boy out. They’re gonna be happy for me even though they’re not going to be publicly saying it. They were my friends before, they’ll be my friends after. Business is business and I’m in the hurt business and I’m really good at it.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Titan FC featherweight Des Green as he prepares for his upcoming co-main event bout against Miguel Torres this Friday (October 31, 2014) at the USF Sundome in Tampa, Florida.
The talented former Bellator tournament finalist feels he’s coming into his own as a fighter and his move to Tri-Star gym will prove just how much he’s improved:
“People are gonna realize once they see me fight Miguel, they’re gonna be like, ‘Oh man, this was what he needed. Taking it to the next level.’ You watch me fight, you realize my potential. I have all the tools. I was having serious conversations with Firas [Zahabi] about coming back to Tri-star after the fight and I feel like I have the recipe to make me a world champion.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 179 flyweight Wilson Reis as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout against Scott Jorgensen this Saturday (October 25, 2014) at the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The talented former Bellator standout has a tough fight on his hands, but he feels he’ll be more than prepared for Scott Jorgensen’s wrestling-centric approach to fighting:
“I’ve been pretty much training my whole time with guys with [Scott Jorgensen's] style. That’s one of the main reasons I moved to Alliance. We’ve got Dominick Cruz, Danny Martinez, Michael Chandler, all former wrestlers. With those guys, they bring a lot of wrestlers from all over the United States. I spent a lot of time in my camp before for Tim Elliott, who was a wrestler as well and we pretty much kept the same camp. They’re gonna get me super ready to fight Scott’s style.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 129 middleweight Joe Vedepo as he prepares for his upcoming main event against Davin Clark tonight (October 17, 2014) at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The Team Alliance fighter knows his opponent trains with some good fighters, but he also works with some talented combatants and he feels he’s more than prepared:
“Davin Clark trains with some really good guys. He’s had a long time off. I’m expecting a really good fight from a very tough opponent. I’m not gonna do anything different as opposed to if I was fighting Kendall Grove again. I’m ready to fight wherever the fight goes and I have some things I’ve been wanting to improve on and I’ve been working on those. We’ll see who’s best.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 129 welterweight Paul Bradley as he prepares for his upcoming main event against Josh Neer this Friday night (October 17, 2014) at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The former UFC and Strikeforce veteran has done his homework heading into this bout, and he feels the damage Neer has taken in his many wars are going to take their toll on him:
“Neer’s a tough guy, but the way he’s fought for this many years, that durability starts to go down. Let’s be honest, you can’t take shot for shot anymore. Look at Chris Leben. Look at Chuck Liddell. If you take the beatings, they’re gonna catch up… Like I said, he’s been in so many wars, the body can only take so much.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 129 welterweight Josh Neer as he prepares for his upcoming main event against Paul Bradley this Friday night (October 17, 2014) at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The former UFC standout knows his opponent well and he feels that will give him an advantage as they prepare to square off this time around:
“First of all he’s from Iowa so I’ve known him forever. I wrestled him in high school and he wrestled at Iowa. We graduated the same year and I feel like I pretty much know him. I’ve trained with him before. Obviously hes’ a good wrestler so I don’t want to get in a wrestling match with him. I’m looking to keep the fight standing and if we get to the ground, I’ll be looking to submit him or get back up.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Series of Fighting 14 heavyweight Derrick Mehmen as he prepares for his upcoming title bout against Smealinho Rama this Saturday (October 11, 2014) at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The fight will be the co-main event of the card on NBC Sports Network.
The heavyweight title challenger discussed his career with WSOF thus far, and what his prospects are at becoming more of a face for the promotion:
“You know, I hope they do [promote me more]. Obviously with every relationship there’s good and there’s bad. For all the good things they’ve done, obviously I’ve had my arguments with them. Like being buried on the undercard my last two fights after knocking out Gracie. I think they might have been able to promote me a little bit better after having KO of the year for Inside MMA. They could’ve definitely ran with that. But is anybody perfect? No. People make mistakes. So, all I gotta do as a fighter is keep coming and perform. I think everything else will take care of itself. I’m giving them no choice but to promote me, basically.”