Callum Mullen is a professional featherweight Mixed Martial Artist. He currently holds a 5-0 record with a 100% finish rate. Callum will put his undefeated record on the line when he steps in the cage on September 10th, when he squares off against fellow undefeated featherweight prospect Franklin Ferreira.
The two fighters will meet in the cage for what will be a title eliminator. Both will step in with a 0 on their record but only one will leave with that still intact.
We had the honour of talking to Callum a week out from his biggest fight to date.
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Interview with Callum Mullen
Callum: Mullen “Yeah, we’ve been making sure I am sharp all around. There are some good guys down at the gym, so I am getting plenty of rounds in.” Which is always good!
Ben: You love to travel around whilst you are training. To learn from others and test yourself. How important is that?
Callum Mullen: “Yeah, I’ve been going up to Higher Level as well. I’ve just come back from there and I’ll go back up and the end of next week as well. It works well for me, I learn a lot from James, and there are some good bodies up there. So I enjoy going there and testing myself with the best and improving.”
Ben: You’re coming in against an undefeated Brazilian fighter, and I have noticed, that young British fighters who are new to the game love getting fights in the bag early. Usually against domestic, other British fighters. How important do you think it is to fight international opponents, who give you a different challenge to the usual fighters you’d fight here in the UK?
Callum: “I feel like as an amateur I fought all the best guys out there, in the local scene. Now I’ve gone pro, it’s like getting whoever is out there. Worldwide. In my first few fights [professional], they were local guys but now I want to be taking out big names… I want them to know who I am. They are the people I am coming for.”
Mullen Talks Confidence
Ben: So your opponent hasn’t fought in 2022 and you’re coming off a win and title win. How important do you think your added confidence is going to be in the main event?
Callum: “I’m ready whenever. If I didn’t fight for a year, I’d still be ready. I‘m ready to go whenever. I train all the time. I’ve not really watched too much of him, but he is a good opponent. So I am looking forward to testing myself against him.”
Ben: After going back and watching your fights, I can see your style is the aggressor, you put the pressure on your opponents, wearing them down. It’s why people are so excited when you fight. Would you agree with that? Wearing your opponents down is the game plan?
Callum: “I never really have a game plan because I think the fight can change any time. But I want to go out there and make a statement every time I fight. Whatever it takes to get the win, I am going to do. I always have a good opponent so that makes it exciting as well.”
Ben: How do you see this fight playing out? He’s Brazilian, undefeated like yourself. How do you expect the fight to go?
Callum: “I’m going to look to finish him whenever I can. It’s going to be a good fight. I’m his best fight and he’s probably the best opponent that I’ve had. But I just want the win.
Ben: You’ve stated on a number of occasions that the UFC is the goal. How do you picture the route there?
Callum: “I don’t really know how it’s going to come. But I know I am ready for whenever it comes. I am just going to keep making a statement every time and surely it’s going to get recognized eventually.
Ben: Final question. Your brother Tom is also a rising star in the sport. How interesting would it be to see you guys in the UFC someday?
Callum: “It’ll be good! We’ll be the better version of the Diaz brothers. It’s going to happen someday.”
Featured image credits to DN4 Photography