Denis Frimpong promised to show George Staines’ ‘mental cracks again’ when they meet in the OKTAGON Challenge Final this weekend.
The event at Manchester’s AO Arena on 4 November will play host to the season finale of the two month-long TV show. Both Frimpong and Staines proved themselves against six other fighters, earning the right to face each other in Saturday’s highly-anticipated fight.
However, it hasn’t been friendly between the pair – with tensions arising in the early episodes of the show. Frimpong made a comment about his opponent’s grandmother, who played a huge role in his upbringing.
He said: “I think I definitely have the mental edge over George! I have no ill feelings towards George, George wants to smash my face in because of what I said about him and his family and whatnot [but] I think he’s a weak-minded individual.
“He’s a good MMA technician, I won’t take away from that. He’s good at what he does, he’s a good grappler, he has a good system and whatnot. But, I just believe I’m much more fierce, much more vicious, much more violent. I think I can dig deeper and I have way more to fight for than him.
“As I said, I’m in his head already, rent free, I know his family’s going to be putting pressure on him to win that fight because if he doesn’t, he’s going to look like a bit of a b*tch.
“He already cried on the show, he cried in front of a camera over something that someone said! I don’t even think he’s in the right sport, to be quite honest with you. I think he’s a mentally weak individual and I’m going to show those mental cracks again and then I’m going to open up the physical cracks as well.”
Dennis Frimpong Discusses Fighting at Such A Monumental Event
OKTAGON 48 will be a huge event for the Czech promotion, with Saturdays’ card set to be their first on UK soil.
In the main event, Wales’ Aaron Aby takes on Elias Garcia to determine the organisation’s first ever flyweight champion. Meanwhile, there will also be the ‘Stage To The Cage’ welterweight fight between reality TV star Jake Quickenden and comedian Paul Smith.
Despite these huge fights, Frimpong believes that his fight with Staines is the ‘people’s main event’ although they have just one professional fight between them.
He said: “That fight between me and George is the ‘people’s main event’, really. The main event, obviously they had to put more experienced pros up there in the title [fight] and stuff like that but I believe that me and George is the ‘people’s main event’.
“We are two of the biggest up-and-coming stars out of this region, out of the UK and Ireland, and I’ve got the weight of a country on my back. I’ve got a nation behind me and the whole of Ireland.
“Does George have that? I don’t believe so – I think a lot of people in the UK and Ireland are actually looking to see me win, even his own countrymen! I think he ducked a lot of people, a lot of people find him to be overrated for what he is, and I think I’m going to expose that come next Saturday.”
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