Hello once again Huseyin, update us on what you've been up to since we last spoke.
Hey! Well, in that time I've moved to Semtex whilst take trips to Team Titan and taking on a whole new career path! Plus a bit of training in Australia while there over new year.
What caused you to change camp? They main reason was because I stopped improving as a fighter and to progress as a fighter I needed to be training with the top guys in my weight class.
How are things different with the Semtex gym? I'm training with a lot more people in my weight class and the Thai guys there are world, European and british champions, so for me to train with these guys is only going to make me better. Then for MMA, I'm training under Peter Irving along with all the MMAguys such as Jake Bostwick, Ben Craggy, Joe Holder, just to name a few.
What’s been the day to day since we last saw you in the cage Well, I've actually taken up a new career path doing Close Protection work. Since starting the course more fighters have come on board such as Jake Bostwick, Tom Dixon, Jason Radcliffe and a very well know female thai fighter called Hayleigh-Jane Clarkson.
What is Close Personal Protection? It ranges from looking after high profile clients at events to looking after there houses while they are away! If you want to find out more you can go to www.symbiosec.co.uk to find out everything you need!
With this, are you training part time or full time at the moment Part-time currently, just in evenings but soon so i'll be training in the morning at Titan then Semtex at night with Ashley Grimshaw, Jody Collins, Brad Pickett when he is here, Nathan Greyson, Luke Newman and all the pro's.
How did you find UCMMA 33? UCMMA was good, some good fights to watch but also some bad results for a few team mates.
What was your reaction after the Jamaine Face vs Jordan Wright fight? It seemed a lot of the crowd were upset with actions after the finish?
I personally think it was a disgrace and disrespectful to Jordan, but also to MMA/UK1 in general. That's not the way a fighter should conduct themselves in victory. Shown throughout though, by not turning up to the press conference, weighing in 2kg overweight for a title-fight, throwing elbows in a UK1 fight where they are not allowed.
It was certainly very heated afterwards, thankfully, Jordan was fine save for some stitches and a broken hand and will be back training as soon as possible. Now, the most important question... Will we see you back in the cage sometime soon?
With a little under 72 hours left until the fight, we caught up with the elusive Jordan Wright who takes on Jamaine Facey this weekend at UCMMA. Dubbed the Teacher Vs Student battle, this K1 battle will have the crowd roaring.
Let's get into this...
Hello Jordan! Easy one to start, tell us how preparation been going?
Hello! I’ve actually enjoyed this particular training camp a lot. After coming off a KO victory, I’ve tackled the 10 week training camp with more confidence and determination.
Arguably, this is your biggest fight to date. Has the intensity of your training increased as a result?
Yeah, we all give Jamaine his due respect and I have trained very hard as a result. This being a K1 bout, I feel I have the perfect trainers, training partners and the perfect gym to prepare for this kind of fight.
It’s common knowledge now that you used to train with Jamaine at Bandogs MMA, however you then moved to Semtex gym. Can you elaborate on the reasons for the camp switch?
I started at Bandogs as it was a very convenient gym for me. I used to work on London Underground so would often pass the gym. My good friend Huseyin Garabet trained there at the time and I was a fan of Jamaines. He really got me started with MMA and it was a great experience. I made a lot of good friends there. Eventually, the gym moved and getting there became a problem. I always wanted to work on my stand up game by working with the best and it was at this time I had the chance to work with someone widely acknowledged to be the countries best stand up coach, Kieron Keddle. He took me on and started me off on a successful K1 winning spree.
Given you and Jamaine have trained together, do you see any holes in his game and conversely, do you think he see's any in yours?
Not really, Jamaine is a face of UCMMA so he is a very credible opponent, it makes the title seem more legitimate and the win would be great for my record. He has illusive striking and is very rangey but none of that matters. I’ve trained for 10 weeks for what Facey will bring to the table and I have much more than a punchers chance. I have an incredible team behind me and I firmly believe I have the power and skill to win. Facey shouldn’t take me lightly.
Do you have any reluctance to fight Jamaine? Or feel any intimidation given you were a student of his at one stage?
No, a lot has changed in the 2 years since I was with Bandogs. I feel K1 is more my sport than Jamaines. He is certainly more experienced, but I’m a lot younger and a lot hungrier.
Can you give us a prediction for how you see the fight going?
Fight of the night! I'm part of a very talented card and I'm proud of that, I with everyone on the card luck with their respective fights.
We've heard rumours that you are sporting a new nickname for this fight? Is it true?
'Goodnight' will always be my nickname as long as I'm putting people to sleep. However, 'Painkiller' is just for Jamaine.
So what's left for you to do before the fight?
I'm doing my final weight cutting now, only a kilo or so to go, then its fight time.
Thanks so much for your time Jordan, go hit that sauna. Is there anyone you'd like to thank or give a shout out to before you go?
I couldn't do any of this without my friends, family and most of all girlfriend, who has to put up with my pre-fight mood swings! I couldn't do it without Semtex gym, particularly without Kieron Keddle, my brutal little big brother Jake Bostwick and his dad Terry Bostwick, Peter Irving, Steve Gladstone, Charlie 'the boy' Peters and the rest of my sparring partners. Also, Kris Hucket who has made by like 10 times easier by handling all the tickets and phone calls for me. Shout outs to MMA Active gym in Eltham and of course WWBRD.com!TweetTagged :
If you missed the weekends Ultimate Challenge then make sure you don’t miss the show tonight on Sky Sports 4 at 10pm.
Yep, those are WWBRD photos! Not just a night of fighting but a night of entertainment, Dave O’Donnell and the UCMMA team pulled off an outstanding end to UCMMA 2012 events with 14 cracking fights.
There will be a total of 8 top flight MMA fights featuring classic Knockouts and Submissions in tonights broadcast. A far cry from the 2 or 3 that are usually featured.
Dave O’Donnell – ‘It’s been an amazing 2012, what a way to end the year with UCMMA 31, every fight was at the top of its game, all I can say to the fans is wait for 2013, you will be blown away...’
Checkout the Sky Card below:
Neil Grove Vs Tomasz Czerwinski – Heavyweight Interim title.
Ben Callum Vs Dan Dixon – Middleweight title.
Jody Collins Vs Cory Tait – Bantamweight title.
Paul Kelly Vs Richard Griffin – Welterweight.
Aurelijus Kerpe Vs Nick Chapman – Light Heavyweight.
Jamaine Facey Vs Andy Cona – Lightweight.
Jimmy Millar Vs Joel Reid – Welterweight.
Tautydas Lileikis Vs Khalid Ismail – Weltwerweight.
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