It’s fight week for Evolution of Combat as the well-known promotion look to kick-start their year with a successful night of action. The Maryhill Community Central Halls will host a competitive evening of fights.
The sold-out event will consist of fights across multiple disciplines such as MMA, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and submission grappling.
The undefeated prospect Sean Clancy Jr is headlining the card, who will meet Iceland native Aron Leo in the MMA main event. I had the pleasure to catch up with the Higher Level MMA prodigy one week before his bout.
Interview With Sean Clancy Jr
One week out until EOC 11 and your first outing of 2022. Since the last time we saw you in the Octagon, How have things been? Are you refreshed, recharged and raring to go?
Good. I’ve never had the time to train as I’ve had for this training camp. I’ve been staying at the gym training mornings and nights and feel the best I’ve felt physically and even more mentally.
On the conversation on your last bout with Kristof Porowski. You’ve had a lot of time to reflect on the performance. Looking back now, how did you revalue that victory? What were you happy with and perhaps not happy with?
I was happy with how I adjusted obviously things to pick up from every fight, but I’m leaps and bounds better again than my last fight, so primarily happy with how much I’ve developed again.
When dropped in the opening exchanges of your last fight at EOC 9, It’s easy for many young amateurs to panic in that situation and get reckless. However, you showed a real sense of maturity in finding the path to victory and sticking with it. Obviously, nobody is looking to get knocked down, but how valuable do you feel that experience is in the early stages of your career?
Massively valuable. I learned a lot about myself and learned even more from it.
Sean Clancy Is No Stranger to Icelandic Opponents
Your no stranger to Evolution of Combat and Icelandic opponents. You’ll meet another in Aron Leo. What do you know about your opponent, if anything? Any strengths and weaknesses you’ve picked up on from watching his previous fights?
He seems well rounded enough. My coach has pointed out some weaknesses to me that I’ll exploit on the day. As well as the more obvious ones.
The talent under Higher Level MMA is frightening, with fighters fighting all over the globe on major promotions. As a young amateur looking to make a name for yourself, how much of an impact do guys like Mark Ewen, Keir Harvie etc, have on your progress? Guys who have been and done what you have now beginning to make a name for themselves in the pro-ranks?
The impact they’ve had is tremendous. Their knowledge, training methods, styles, and strengths are constantly rubbing off, just further expediting my growing process.
For those apprehensive on tuning into the EOC 11 PPV. Tell us, why should we be tuning in to watch Sean Clancy? What can we expect?
I’m very fun to watch. I’m young. I’m pretty to look at, and I finish people.
Assuming you leave healthy and with the victory at EOC 11. How many times can we expect to see you in action in 2022? Have you mapped out some goals in terms of competition?
You’ll see me out 4 times this year minimum. But, I’ll take as many fights as people will give me so you could be seeing me a lot more than that.
Lastly, how does Sean Clancy get it done at EOC 11?
Featured image credits to Sean Clancy Jr