Mixed Martial Arts is a sport that requires a burning drive and constant hunger for success. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a keen fighter whose warrior-like mentality makes him one of Cage Warriors leading Featherweight front-runners. A professional since June 2011 and representing Nottingham MMA and Team Wallhead, Dean Trueman owns a 7-3 record in ten career bouts consisting of four knockouts, two decisions and one submission.
In his MMA debut, Dean defeated Stuart Gilham via TKO in the first round. He also defeated Paul Ramos via TKO in round one. Then, Dean defeated Darren Straughan via unanimous decision. He returned to his knockout ways with a TKO victory over Daniel Shortman. At Full Contact Contender 14, Trueman defeated Adam Ventre via unanimous decision. He submitted Huseyin Garabet in the first round at BAMMA 25. At Cage Warriors 79 in Wales, Dean knocked out Frenchman Arnold Quero in round one. He will now face Frantz Slioa at Cage Warriors 82 on April 1 in Liverpool, England. Good luck Dean!
Attached videos –
Trueman v Ventre Full Contact Contender 14 –
2. Trueman v Garabet BAMMA 25 –
Interview with Dean-
What are some of your favorite fights of all time?
My favourite fights have to be the Chuck Liddell v Ortiz fights mainly because they are two guys who genuinely didn’t like each other at the time. I’m a massive Liddell fan as he was the fighter who attracted me to watching the UFC. I also like Forrest Griffin v Shogun Rua 1 and Diego Sanchez v Gil Melendez to name a few.
How did you get started in MMA?
The main reason I started training in MMA is because a friend used to train and asked me to go along with him. In all honesty Sunday morning football involved more time fighting and getting red cards than it did actually playing football. That’s when I realised I was better at punching than I was kicking a ball.
What are some of your hobbies besides training?
My main hobbies outside of training are spending time with my family. My son has gotten to an age where he can pull on the heart strings when I’m leaving the house to train so it’s nice to spend quality time with them. I’m also a big motorbike fan and I’m currently building a custom bike from scratch with a little help from my son who is motorbike mad!
What has been your favorite moment in your career so far?
The best moment in my career has got to be knocking Arnold Quero out. I took the fight on short notice when a few people where saying I shouldn’t have took the fight. Then I went out and proved them wrong. It also opened up some doors for me and put me on the right path to where I want to be in my career.