Kyle Jones returns to competition and is confident in finding a stoppage over Sami Hoque when the Full Contact Contender cage closes on Sept.10.
The (4-1) amateur fighter will clash with ACE MMA’s Sami Hoque in a contest that promises to deliver on paper. The pair will be locked in the cage, but only one will leave with the featherweight championship.
FCC has put together a fight card for the ages with professional and amateur action not to be missed.
We spoke with Kyle Jones ahead of his upcoming matchup as he looks to rebound from his first career loss. Read the full exclusive below.
Interview With Kyle Jones
FCC 30 is on the horizon. Two weeks out, how is everything looking? Is the mind and body all ready for battle?
Everything is great, my training has been great, my weight is on point, and I’m injury free! I am more than prepared for Sept. 10! Excited to get in there now.
Last time out, we saw you on Almighty FC taking on Kurtis Campbell for the gold strap. The result didn’t go your way. Still, what important values did you take away from that fight?
You win or learn, and I learnt tonnes about myself and learnt that things in my camp needed to change, and they have and I am bringing a whole new level this time.
Three days ago, you posted you’re coming to make a statement. What exactly is that statement going to be?
That I am for real.
Kyle Jones Talks Sami Hoque
You meet Sami Hoque on the night, which isn’t a walk apart for anyone. What challenges do you think you present him that he hasn’t faced before inside the Octagon?
I present tonnes of problems for him. I don’t think he’s ever faced anyone with my level of power.
The featherweight belts are on the line. Do you alter your camp and preparations with it being a title fight? If so, what changes?
No changes, really. I work hard all year round. I come in the best shape possible, whether it’s for a title or not. Every time I fight, I come ready to put it all on the line.
After being dealt with your first loss, many people take it in different ways. How did you deal with it? Use it for motivation, or did you dwell on it for a while?
I was devasted afterwards but didn’t dwell on it long and got straight back to training. If you take tough fights against top fighters, your going to lose eventually, and that loss was better for me than my wins.
Why should we tune into Kyle Jones vs. Sami Hoque at FCC 30? What can we expect?
I don’t do boring fights. My last four fights have all been finished within the distance. I come to do damage and put people away.
Lastly, can we get an official fight prediction from you? How do you get it done on Sept. 10?
He doesn’t last the whole five rounds.
Featured image credits Kyle Jones