Sam Creasey (8-1) made quick work of Iurie Bejenari at Cage Warriors 84 on Friday night. I managed to catch up with him after the fight and talk to him about what got him into MMA, his plans for the future and his favourite Mexican food!
Q. After another impressive first round win on Friday night (six of Sam’s eight pro MMA wins have been finished in the first round), when would you like to return to the cage and who would you like to fight next?
A. I’d love to get on the September 16 card if I can, give me a chance for a little rest before jumping back into a training camp! As to who I’ll fight, that I don’t know, so long as they give me another puzzle to solve I’ll be happy.
Q. What got you into the sport of MMA?
A. My brother got me into watching some of the old UFC tapes, initially I didn’t get it as a sport but once I’d begun training I threw myself into it 100%.
Q. This is your fifth pro win by submission, how long have you studied BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), where do you train and what belt do you currently hold?
A. I’m currently a blue belt under Kev Capel of RGA Bucks, I’ve been training BJJ for a number of years now but before that I’d been training no-gi since 2010.
Q. You’re currently competing in the Flyweight division (125lbs/56.6kg). Is that a difficult cut to get down to? What’s your walking around weight (if you don’t mind me asking!)?
A. It has been in the past and there have been a few mistakes and lessons learnt in the process, but for this last fight it was the easiest weight cut I’ve had, I’m usually walking around at 63kg so the cut isn’t massive.
Q. I understand you’re going to Mexico on Monday (post-fight celebratory holiday). What’s your favourite Mexican food?
A. I do love tacos!
You can follow Sam Creasey on twitter @samcreaseymma.