Cage Warriors is back in California, and this time is back with a bang. The card has many top Cage Warriors names on it, including Jamey Lynch.
Jamey Lynch (5-2) is a professional mixed martial artist who will be competing in the lightweight division on September 23rd, facing Erick Sanchez. Lynch has competed in 4 bouts under Cage Warriors and has a company record of 3-1. He is currently on a 2-fight win streak and is looking to extend that run at Cage Warriors 143.
The Career of Jamey Lynch
Lynch started his amateur career in 2011 and remained in the amateur scene for two years, going 5-0. In November 2013, he turned professional and earned a 54-second RNC victory in his debut. Unfortunately, he lost his next bout by split decision but rebounded with another win to go 2-1.
Following a five-year break from the sport, Jamey Lynch would be called to fight for Cage Warriors in 2021. At Cage Warriors 126, he would defeat his then-undefeated opponent. However, he would lose by RNC to Richie Miranda at Cage Warriors 130 two months later. Despite this, the health care provider turned MMA fighter took back-to-back victories in 2022, with his most recent being an R1 stoppage over Cesar Gonzalez at CW 139 in June.
We had the pleasure of speaking to Jamey Lynch prior to his fight at CW 143:
Jamey Lynch Interview
You are fighting on Cage Warriors 143. Fighting for Cage Warriors you will be seen on a global stage. What does this mean to you?
“Being on this card in San Diego on their fifth straight show is exciting. I’m starting to build a large following in the area so with every fight my fan base is growing, it’s pretty cool to hear my name chanted and a loud “pop” when making my way to the cage. Not to mention that I know I’m catching some eyes of the European fighters and I can’t wait to mix it up with them.”
You certainly are making a name for yourself. This will be your 3rd fight this year. How important is it to you to stay active in the sport?
“I think being active in this sport is everything. That’s the difference between someone making it and not. Being active builds momentum with both the promotion and fan base.”
What are your short-term, and long-term goals within the sport?
“My short-term goal is to get a finish September 23rd and get a shot at the Cage Warriors title. My long-term goal is to be in the UFC and become a household name. The type of name where everybody stops what they’re doing to tune in to watch my fight.”
Health Care Provider and MMA Fighter
What do you believe you offer Cage Warriors that they’ve never seen before?
“I think Cage Warriors has had many great fighters, prospects, and definitely characters, but I don’t think they have had anyone as successful professionally as me. What I mean by that is I don’t think they have had a superstar or athlete that has had what most people would consider a successful career. I work as a health care provider full-time. I doubt they have had any doctors or lawyers be their champion. I treat patients, order prescriptions, and continue treatment plans for many people. I will have some patients at my fight too. Lol.”
That’s awesome! What qualities do you possess that you believe will give you the edge over your opponent, Erick Sanchez? Has anything you have learned being a health care provider helped you in MMA at all?
“I think I am an overall better athlete and I’m hungry. I don’t know his mindset but it appears he is on his way out and I’m on my way up. In this sport, you need to be 100% committed no matter who you are or what you have done. Yeah, I think the rigorous amount of school work and discipline that it took to get where I’m at in my career has really structured and shaped my mind on how to be efficient with my time and get things done. Not to mention it has exposed me to certain scenarios where I have to perform in high-pressure environments.”
About Jamey Lynch
How would describe your fight style to those who don’t know and have never watched you fight before? Is there anybody at the top of the sport you would compare your style to?
“I would say I have a very adaptable style. You can’t just say I’m going to strike or wrestle. You can expect me to expose my opponents’ weaknesses. I take the path of least resistance, so you need to be a complete fighter if you want to compete with me.”
How did you get into the sport?
“I actually originally was a wrestler so I was always interested in the sport. However, when I was in the U.S. Navy on deployment I saw some people doing jiu-jitsu on the flight deck so I went out to join them. When we pulled back into a port I joined an MMA gym across the street and started training.”
Outside of Fighting
Outside of fighting, what do you like to do? Do you have any interesting hobbies you do when not training?
“Yeah, I like to hang out with my friends and have some beers. Lol but I like to do outdoor things like spearfishing/ lobster diving. I used to go skate a lot at the skate park but since I have been active again I have stayed away. The risk of injury is too high.”
Who are some of your favorite fighters to watch in the sport, and why?
“Charles Oliveira is probably my favorite fighter. 1. we have the same birthday (October 17.) 2. I like his fighting style and tenacity he has shown, not just in his recent fights, but in his career in the UFC. He went from a fighter on the verge of getting cut, to being the UFC champ. Another fighter I like is Tai Tuivasa. I love his attitude about fighting. He seems down-to-earth and genuine. When he says he loves to bang, I think he is telling the truth, not just saying what people want to hear.”
Cage Warriors Future
You mentioned that you can’t wait to mix it up with some European fighters. Are there any names in particular that are most appealing to you?
“No one in particular. Really, I just want the CW strap. So if I had to say someone it would be the 155lb champion, George Hardwick. Who knows, he might be in the UFC by the time I get there, but I want the belt.”
The vast majority of Cage Warriors cards are in the UK. Is fighting in the UK in the near future appealing to you at all?
“I sure hope so. I know they said they are having a NYE card in London. I would love to go out there and show them how we get down.”
And finally, how do you predict the fight to go down?
“I think I am going to go out there and my opponent is going to realize that I am far greater than he anticipated and all win by TKO either in the first or early second round.”
Awesome brother thank you for your time I really appreciate it, is there anybody you would like to shout out?
“I want to shout out my teammates and coaches at The Training Center and the smoothest tequila around, my sponsor Califino tequila.”
Featured image credits to Jamey Lynch