Time waits for no man, and Budo Fighting Championships CEO Chris Clarke seems to be in a big hurry to go places. After this week’s seismic announcement that Budo FC would be introducing full medicals, including MRI’s to their events, fully funded by Budo; they’ve now exclusively revealed to Addicted OTR that they’re stepping up the game in their second foray to Wales.
2016 has been one hell of a year for Terry ‘The Dominator’ Brazier. From entering the year as a 2-1 pro, the NFM juggernaut has breezed through three opponents, got married, spent time training in Thailand and is now fighting for his first piece of professional silverware as he takes on Shah ‘No Pain’ Hussain for the LFC Interim Welterweight Title on September 25th.
“Bro, I’m back”, David declared as soon as the tape started rolling. “I’m not retiring; I want to fight again. I’ve had a lot to deal with in my personal life in recent times; but other than one major issue, things are settling down. I’ve got a new partner, she makes me want to get up and train. My head is clear and I want to fight for the next couple of years, at least”.
On Sunday fans were treated to the start of a tsunami as up-and-coming BAMMA welterweight Terry ‘The Dominator’ Braziercalled out UK MMA veteran David ‘One More’ Round. Supporters of both fighters quickly jumped into the spat as the verbal sparring began in earnest.
September 25th 2010: Alex Reid made his way through over 3,000 fans in the packed NIA Arena Birmingham, the sound of boos echoed around him as he made the long walk to the cage. Self doubt filled his mind as he edged closer to the cage that would hold him captive for up to 25 minutes with one of Europe’s top fighters, Tom `Kong’ Watson. His train of thought was momentarily broken as somebody leant over the railings and struck him in the face. Minutes later, Alex found himself in the cage with Watson on the other side, staring a hole through him. Tom had made it clear that he was coming to make a statement and to humiliate Alex and as the MC announced both fighters the crescendo of boos rose to an unimaginable level. “How had it all come to this?” Alex asked himself. Surrounded by bright lights, cameras flashed and through the cage wall he could see the faces in the audience twisted with rage and hatred, directing curses at him as they mocked with all they had. As Alex braced himself to go into battle a single thought passed through his mind, “they have forgotten who I am..” The bell rang.
Hot off of the back of the presser for one of Bellator’s most eagerly anticipated ‘tent pole events’, has come a clamouring from British fighters to appear on the July card at London’s o2 Arena. In between James Thompson’s promise to knock Kimbo’s beard off, Paul Daley’s thirst for revenge and Josh Koscheck’s assertion that he’ll retire Daley from another global organization; Bellator CEO Scott Coker announced that talks are underway with one of the pioneers of the British sport, Alex ‘The Reidernater’ Reid.