I’d like to start this off by thanking you for taking the time to speak to me today, how has training been going in the build-up to your scheduled match up SGB8?
“Thanks for doing this for me, much appreciated. Training has been going really good”
It’s been a very anticipated build-up to this mega event in Glasgow, October 9th. Practitioners from all over the UK are going to be in attendance. How does it feel to be a part of the Scottish Grappling Invitational?
“I am very excited to be a part of the invitational and push myself at my first ever sub only match.”
October 9th, you take on Helen Copus of SBG Aberdeen. An opponent you have faced before back in 2019, at the fourth annual West of Scotland BJJ open. What do you make of your opponent, as well as the opportunity at redemption for that night at the Ravenscraig Sports Centre, Motherwell?
“I think Helen is a great fighter, very tough and I look forward to testing my skills against her again. I feel my jiu-jitsu has come a long way since our last fight, as I’m sure Helens has and I hope to put on a great show, win or lose.”
You’ve been part of many BJJ competitions in your amazing career, the Rickson Gracie Cup, Glasgow BJJ Open just to name a couple. The one that stands out for me was your gold medal-winning inclusion at the Edinburgh BJJ Open back In 2017. Out of your many amazing memories in your competitive career, what one stands out the most for you?
“My most memorable competition for me was the Europeans in 2020, coming away with a silver and only missing out on gold by ref’s decision.”
Last, but not least, do you have a message for the fans that will be in attendance at the Community Central Hall in Glasgow and anybody you’d like to give a shout out to?
“I just want to give a shout out to my team and coach, and thank you James for having me on the card and to wish good luck to everyone fighting on the card. lets f*** s*** up.”
“Oh, and if Nutella is interested in sponsoring me, I’m sure I could eat many more jars lol. probably why I’ve gone from Featherweight to Medium Heavy, I like to tell myself it’s muscle.”
The ninth is almost upon us, the highly anticipated invitational for fans and competitors alike for SGI8 at the Community Central Hall in Glasgow. If you haven’t got your tickets already head over to the Scottish Grappling website, as it’s the only way you can secure your place in what’s going to be SG’s 8th prolific event. Below is a link to the ticket website. Best of luck to Erin and all of the magnificent practitioners that will be in attendance.