Çeri Choron is a 31-year-old middleweight, fighting out of Sweatbox gym in Bristol, UK. He makes his MMA debut this Saturday, September 3rd on RAGED UK MMA.
Choron, otherwise known as “Res” or “Res One” was an aspiring MC for many years before transitioning into the MMA world. He has thousands of followers on his social media platforms, whom I am sure will look closely at his new fighting venture.
‘Res’ gave us some time out of his bust schedule ahead of his Saturday scrap. Here is what he had to say.
Çeri Choron Interview
Thanks for taking the time to talk to me today. You’re making your debut at Rage UK in just over a week. How are you feeling mentally and physically before this fight?
“I’m feeling good. I’ve been putting in work so I’m hoping it all pays off on the night.”
How long have you been training MMA & how did your journey in the sport begin?
“I’ve been training for roughly two years now give or take a couple of months. As for how I started I just wanted to learn how to fight properly. Someone with one month’s skill set beats someone with none. I found Paul Reed through my friend Luke Baker at the sweat box gym in Bristol and fell into the whole sport.”
You’re fighting Brad Livingstone. What do you know about him and how do you see your match again him playing out?
“I’m going to put everything I’ve learned into practice and put it on him. I know he’s had a couple of boxing matches but I don’t really watch that. I’ve got an idea of how I see it going but who knows.”
Where do you see your MMA journey going after this match-up? Are you looking to stay active?
“Yea I’d like to. I’ve been touring as an MC for the past ten years (prior to covid) so I’m gonna be getting back into the music again but my plan is to stay in fighting shape and be on call for pullouts. I’d like to see how this fight goes, how I feel in the cage etc., and go from there. I’m late to the party you know, but my coach Paul Reed didn’t have his first pro fight until 35 so age doesn’t really mean shit.”
Age is certainly just a number! So you’re an MC and fighter.
Çeri Choron, MC, and Fighter?!
As an MC, performer. Does that translate well in terms of nerves getting into the ring next Saturday? Do you feel you’d be more comfortable having that crowd experience already?
“I reckon so. I’ve had all sorts of crazy experiences on and off stage that have helped me block out unwanted nerves but who knows? With doing live shows a lot of the energy comes from the crowd and I guess it depends on if I feel comfortable tapping into that once I’m in there”.
Are there any crazy stories from your MC times you could share with us? Haven’t ever got into a fight on stage have you?
“People have definitely been removed from the stage before that’s for sure… We were all pretty young and off it the whole time so stuff happened that wasn’t necessarily good for our careers. We never took Shit basically.”
Who is someone in the MMA world you look up to and draw inspiration from?
“I’d have to say My coach paul Reed, On a personal level, he’s taught me almost everything I know about MMA and is generally a good bloke. There are so many fighters in the various promotions that I draw inspiration from though it’s hard to say. Kevin Holland is probably my favorite UFC fighter.”
Amazing stuff! Finally, can we have a prediction for Saturday night? And do have you any final messages you want to say?
“I predict that I am going to smesh bratha! Thanks to everyone who’s been a part of my little journey so far. Paul, Bernie, pie, Dion, and all the good people at SweatBox gym Bristol.”
Again, we’d like to thank Çeri Choron for this time and wish him and his opponent the best of luck on Saturday.
Featured image credits to Cer Choron