Almighty Fighting Championship 28 takes place this Saturday live from the Metrodome in Barnsley.
The excellent night of fights is set to be headlined by Amateur flyweight champion Shawon Choudhury and challenger Joe Fields. The two UK prospects will battle it out for the official number one ranking.
Beforehand, those in attendance can get stuck into an evening of professional and amateur MMA action.
Ahead of fight night, we had the opportunity of speaking with a handful of fighters on the card with the aim of giving the Almighty audience a better understanding of who they are as a person outside the cage. Today we spoke with Manchester Predator’s fighter Jack Cragg.
Read the full exclusive below.
Get to Know Jack Cragg
What do you feel you offer in terms of skill-set that your opponent hasn’t seen before?
I think I offer a level of striking my opponent hasn’t seen before. Especially my movement, feints and shot variety.
How did you come across the sport, and why was it a path you wanted to pursue?
Funnily enough, it started with the UFC games and the first time I watched a live event, I immediately fell in love with it and knew that this was what I wanted to do with my life.
When getting into the sport, what are some short/long-term goals you made for yourself?
Short term, I just wanted to improve my skills every day and work towards becoming an amateur. My long-term goal has and will always be to reach the pinnacle of the sport and become a UFC champion.
What hobbies do you have outside of fighting? Any other sports you do or anything you follow?
Travelling the world and eating, everything. I like football and basketball, but nothing compares to fighting.
Jack Cragg Most Hated Drill?
What is your most hated drill in training?
Definitely hill sprints, but deep down, I know I love them.
Who have you drawn inspiration from the most in your MMA journey thus far?
Definitely, the guys I train with at Predators. Seeing the work, they put in and then seeing them succeed is a great feeling and a massive motivator.
What do you love about the sport of MMA the most?
It is the rawest and most real art form there is. Pure, beautiful violence.
If you had the opportunity to compete against anyone in the sport, past or present, who are you picking?
Not Khabib. Or Bob Sapp. Maybe CM punk.
What’s your favourite fight of all time?
Dooho Choi vs Cub Swanson.
Where do you see yourself 5-years from now?
Fighting in one of the world’s top promotions.
What do you do outside of fighting? Do you study or work?
I train full-time during the week and work weekends to give me the money to do so.
Featured image credits to Jack Cragg