On October 28, Cage Warriors will return to Liverpool with a card filled to the brim with many top talents from all over Europe. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a pinpoint marksman ready to unleash his firepower on the Cage Warriors Welterweight division. A professional since November 2016 and representing HAMMA under Sean Martin, Mick Stanton owns a 2-1 record in three career bouts consisting of one knockout and one decision.
In his MMA debut at Shinobi War 9, Mick defeated Danny Nash via TKO in the first round. Then he defeated Mark Kinsella via unanimous decision at Shinobi War 10. At Cage Warriors 88 on October 28, Mick will face Josh McManus in a battle between two Welterweight warriors. Good luck Mick!
Interview with Mick done by Mick Kane of MMA UK –
MMAUK: You are due to make your debut on Cage Warriors against Josh McManus at Cage Warriors 88. What do you know of your opponent and how do you see the fight going?
MS: Josh McManus is a great test for me he has good stand up and grappling I’ve watched a lot of his fights and he’s a tough kid technically tho I can see holes in his game he’s very stiff and has no flow or movement. I can see him shooting for survival after he starts getting took apart by my hands.
MMAUK: The fight takes place in Liverpool. How special will it be fighting in your home town?
MS: I’ve fought on big shows before making my pro boxing debut on sky sports but to get the opportunity to fight at the echo arena on cage warriors is unreal it’s a dream come true. I can’t wait to put a show on for all them Scousers!
MMAUK: Have you signed a multi fight deal with Cage Warriors?
MS: I have not signed a multi fight deal but after this fight in sure the phones gonna be ringing with plenty of offers!
MMAUK: You fight out of HAMMA gym, you are also the boxing coach there, how long have you been involved there?
I’ve bin involved in MMA for about 4 years now I joined HAMMA back when it was a small gym and worked hard with the team to help get it were it is today and in my eyes it’s the best gym in the country.
MMAUK: Any other fighters coming through we should keep an eye out for?
MS: The gym is stacked with talent there must be around 25 top lads on that mat every Saturday punching each others heads in and everyone of them can make it if they want it. At the moment Coner Hignett and Ashley Reece are on the way to big things, both are looking amazing sparring and training and I think are 1 or 2 wins away from the big stage!
MMAUK: Did you come from a boxing back ground before MMA and how did you find the transition?
MS: Yes I boxed from the age of 12 and got into MMA when I was 26 so it was exciting to learn something new. It was strange at first but I love the wrestling and grappling I wish I started at a younger age.
MMAUK: What do you hope to achieve within MMA?
MS: I’m not in this to make anything of myself, I’m a coach at HAMMA and I love my job I fight because I love it. I’m just taking each fight as it comes and see we’re it takes me. I know what I’m capable of I’ve just got to show it now, there’s no welterweight I wouldn’t fight out there and test my skills against.
Attached videos –
Stanton v Kinsella Shinobi War 10
Stanton v Nash Shinobi War 9