Blaine O'Driscoll is another up and coming Irish fighter coming out of SBG in Dublin.
He recently fought and won at BAMMA 30 which took place in his home town. He is on a 4 fight win streak and is looking to fight for bantamweight title soon.
MMAUK caught up with Blaine for a Q and A interview.
MMAUK: You recently defeated Harry Hardwick at BAMMA 30 in your home town Dublin. Did the fight go as you expected?
BO'D: Yes exactly as expected I knew it wouldn’t go longer than 2 rounds, I push a very high pace and am always looking to finish, people just can’t keep up with it.
MMAUK: How did it feel winning in front of your home crowd for one of the bigger promotions?
BO'D: The atmosphere and crowd make you feel unstoppable in the 3 Arena. The energy and feeling I get from them is unreal.
MMAUK: Hardwick was a late replacement did that hamper your preparations?
BO'D: No, I focus on my game and implementing my game on them putting them on the defensive, I don’t think much on what they’re going to try do.
MMAUK: You are on a 4 fight win streak what's next in line for you?
BO'D: Hoping to get at least one more good win this year and then I think I am in line for that title fight.
MMAUK: You seem to have a good ground game do you feel more comfortable on the ground?
BO'D: I feel comfortable everywhere, I have finishes on ground and on the feet, I don’t care where the fight goes.
MMAUK: You train at SBG Ireland under John Kavanagh, how is it training under John and with some top level guys at SBG?
BO'D: It’s unbelievable I feel blessed getting to train with John and everybody at SBG everyday and for living so close to the gym. I am surround by success, hard workers and the best martial artists all day long. It’s hard not to get motivated and improve everyday.
MMAUK: What do you hope to achieve within the sport?
BO'D: I Hope to become a World Champion and fight in Las Vegas some-day. I imagine everyday walking out in MGM that’s a big dream of mine.