Chi Lewis Parry is looking forward to getting started at BAMMA. the standout kickboxer has left Glory and is now in pursuit of MMA glory!
Chi last fought MMA in 2014, where he racked up a 6 fight win streak in One FC.
He meets Maurice Jackson for the Lonsdale Heavyweight title at BAMMA 31 on September 15th, in what will be the main event.
MMAUK: It was announced at BAMMA 30 that you had signed with BAMMA, not long now to we see you back in the Cage?
CLP: Not long at all till my debut and triumph at BAMMA London! I can’t wait to get back in there!
MMAUK: Is that you finished with Glory?
CLP: Yes I am officially done with Glory. You will no longer see me kickboxing with them.
MMAUK: You last fought in MMA in One FC in 2014 do you feel your time in Glory will have added to your MMA game?
CLP: I’m definitely a more complete striker now. I feel I have come on leaps and bounds with my stand up which wasn’t bad to begin with. My Glory record speaks as testament to that. I have been blessed with really good people who have helped my game grow immensely.
MMAUK: You had played professional basketball before moving to combat sports, having played for London, Guildford and my hometown team Glasgow. Were you able to utilise any aspect from basketball when you moved to K1/MMA?
CLP: If I’m completely honest, I feel that if I hadn’t played basketball, I would be a completely different fighter and perhaps not as successful. The footwork basketball gave me is what gives me dexterity and for that I am forever grateful.
MMAUK: Do you miss competing in basketball at all?
CLP: No I don’t miss basketball. It’s like an ex who fucked me over and now I can’t stand the hag haha!
MMAUK: How did your transition to combat sports come about?
CLP: A friend was hosting a show and offered me a spot since I had shown previous interest. It was that simple. I came through with a broken hand and a new taste for competition.
MMAUK: Now that you have signed for BAMMA what are your goals within the sport?
CLP: I’m taking over! Nothing less.