Kamil ‘The Polish Express’ Wincenciak is a professional Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Bantamweight Division. Representing Team KF Martial arts. He has recently made his professional debut in CageWarriors.
I’d like to start this off by thanking you for taking the time to speak with me today Kamil, how has training been going between fights? It’s must be a warriors favourite time to train as you’re not fixed to training camp.
“It has been good. I’m always trying as often as possible, I’m a full-time worker, so only training when I’m off from work. In Team KF we are always trying to stay sharp all the time for upcoming fights.”
You’re first scheduled professional bout was unfortunately cancelled against Ciaran Mulholland 2-2-0, when Cage Legacy announced that their 13th event was scrapped back in March. This would have been your first time to showcase your skills professionally in the cage, how did you feel when you heard the news?
“I was in a very long training camp before that fight, I knew about it from January and put so much effort into training. The fight was scheduled to be in the 125lbs Flyweight Division, the show was cancelled 2, maybe 3 days before so I was very disappointed. It should have been my first time in that weight division, so I put so much effort into training and also a strict diet.”
Getting the call about being able to finally showcase your skills at Cage Warriors 128 must have been a sigh of relief and to perform on such a platform must have been an amazing feeling, how did you feel when you got the call?
“I was very happy and also stressed at the same time hahaha. It was short notice and I knew if I didn’t take it now, it wouldn’t happen again, so I had to manage days off from work first and that came in handy enough, so I was relieved and I could focus on the fight.”
We recently had the opportunity to take your first step professionally in the cage at CW’s final instalment of the Trilogy when you took on Luke Riley 1-0-0. Unfortunately, the night was not yours in the iconic York Hall, have you had time to watch the fight back?
“Yeah, I did watch that fight back and I was very disappointed with my performance. I didn’t show my true self during the fight. I’m still thinking that shouldn’t have been stopped by the referee. I was hurt but it was just a flash and I knew where I was. Maybe if we had a second round the fight would have gone in a different direction.”
CageWarriors has one of the biggest and best Bantamweight Divisions within the MMA world. With such prolific stars as Rory Evans, Josh Reed and recently Crowned Bantamweight Champion Dominique Wooding, just to name a few of a highly stacked division. Who, on the current roster would you like to take on in the future, in the new home of your fighting career?
“The fight on CageWarriors showed me that the Bantamweight Division is not for me. I would like to try in my next fight in the Flyweight Division, it’s not like I’m cutting off Bantamweight, I just wanna be given a chance at 125lbs to see how it goes.”
Last but not least do you have a message for the fans and anybody you’d like to give a shout out to?
“Yeah, I wanna say thank you to my coaches Chris Fields and Tom King, for helping me during the camps and also to all the people in Team KF for their help. The same goes for my sponsor Evolution Fitness Gym, Lion Sports Gear and Jakub Puchalski Poradnia Dietetyczna, for the help during the camps. I also wanna say thank you to my family and friends for all their support.”
The Bantamweight Division was not for Kamil, in his opinion. But a chance to showcase his skills in his preferred weight class could show the fans a completely different warrior. Look out for further announcements from CageWarriors in regards to Kamil, the start of a professional journey is always a wonder to behold. A future star contender in the Flyweight Division? Only time will tell.