Budo Fighting Championship 48 takes place this Saturday, and one man in action is Jack Foote. Jack Foote is thriving with confidence and believes the stoppage victory is inevitable this weekend.
The young amateur makes the walk for the second time this year and will square off against Harry Welsh. In February, Jack Foote dropped a split decision victory to Ellis Pilkington but is prepared to right the wrong on fight night.
Budo FC 48 takes place at the Grangemouth Town Hall in Scotland and will see a handful of up-and-coming talent from notable gyms compete.
We had the pleasure of speaking with Foote ahead of his 61kg clash on Saturday. Hear what he had to say below.
Interview With Jack Foote
A couple of days out until you make the walk for the second time as an amateur. How are the nerves in the lead up to fight night? After getting the first one out the way, are you finding it easier to manage?
I only start to get the nerves the night before my own, and by the time my walkout music starts playing, they totally disappear, and I am in the moment.
On the conversation of your first fight. Could you just sum up the whole experience, the performance and overall your thoughts on your latest outing with Ellis Pilkington?
It was a really good experience getting the fight with Ellis under my belt. It was a very close fight that I thought went my way, so I have learned that I need to finish fights to leave no doubt who the winner is.
Is there a sense of pressure on your shoulders with the urge to secure the first win to notch on your record, or is it fuel to motivate you even harder in preparation?
I don’t feel any extra pressure as winning is always so important to me, so it feels the same as any other fight that I have had. I remember how losing to Ellis felt, and that feeling motivates me to train my hardest so that I never feel it again.
What improvements can we expect to see from you since your last contest with Pilkington? Is there anything you have been working on specifically to ensure you walk away with the victory this Saturday?
Although it was not long ago, I have definitely improved myself in all aspects of MMA, and I am really looking forward to showcasing my skills in all aspects of the game on Saturday night.
Foote Talks Harry Welsh
Your opponent on the night is Harry Welsh. What do you make of this matchup and Welsh as an opponent? Do you think it’s a matchup that favours you in any department?
I look forward to getting a good fight with Harry. He is a tough opponent with good experience, but I feel that I will be one step ahead wherever the fight goes. I think my biggest advantage will be in the striking department.
All goes well. What does the rest of 2022 look like for you in terms of competition? Have you mapped out the ideal year?
2022 has been a very active year for me. So far already, I have had an MMA fight, three striking fights and a couple of grappling tournaments. I plan to keep this level of activity up for the rest of the year, hopefully getting another 3 MMA fights in after this one. I have also been chosen to represent Team Scotland at the WKA world championships in Ireland at the end of October and the start of November for Muay Thai, K1 and no-gi grappling, so this is a huge honour for me to be representing my country so early into my martial arts career.
Lastly, how does Jack Foote vs Harry Welsh go down in Grangemouth? Sell it to the viewers who are apprehensive about tuning in or attending in person.
I have been training very hard to get the finish in this fight. Whether it’s a TKO or a submission, I am walking away with the stoppage victory, and I will be getting my hand raised.
Featured image credits to Jack Foote