Interview with Stevie McIntosh ahead of his upcoming bout with Michal Figlak at CW132

Stevie “The Major” McIntosh 7-2-0 is a Scottish professional Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Lightweight Division, representing Higher Level Martial Arts. A professional competitor since 2012. He has competed for On Top Promotions, Budo Fighting Championship And Cage Warriors.


I’d like to start this off by thanking you for taking the time to speak to me today, Stevie and congratulate you on your recent fight announcement for CW132. How’s training been going in your highly anticipated return to York Hall?


“Yeah great, I had a rough idea I’d be on the December card so I started my camp 12 weeks out, so feeling great.”


December 11th you take on Michal Figlak, a CW regular and a very well established lightweight in his regard. What do you make of your undefeated opponent for Double Trouble?


“Yeah, Figlak’s good man, it will be a tough fight. He seems pretty good everywhere but I feel I’m better in every area so we’ll see who the better man is on the night.”


This is a great opportunity to establish yourself for contention for a push of the division’s rankings, if not a title opportunity. Taking the warriors path, gold is always the main focus on the horizon. Has the lust for gold been the main focus point at this stage of your career?


“I said to my coach before I was offered, Figlak, I wanted this fight next. I feel he’s the top guy outside Mehdi and Joe so I want the best to get me closer to the title.”


Like your opponent, you are also part of a fighting brotherhood. How would it feel to be potentially on the same CW card as your brother Craig?


“It would be amazing, me and Craig have been on many cards together just on the local scene so it doesn’t get the same recognition. We’ve won together and lost together. It’s great to go through these experiences with people that are close to you.”


Not many fights have been confirmed yet, yours was only a short time ago. But of the ones that have been hinted to be part of the card come December 11th, are there any in particular that you’re looking forward to.


“I’m not sure who’s all fighting yet, to be honest, haha. I know a couple of my teammates are on but I don’t know which day. I see that Wooding is defending his belt, I like watching him, he’s an exciting striker.”


Keep an eye out for announcements from Cage Warriors in the coming days. The likes of Matthew Bonner, Mick Stanton will be added onto the roster just to name a few. And also the return of the “Latvian Express” Madars Fleminas, an exceptional fighter who has had many great wars with top names from the London based organisation. 


Last but not least do you have a message for the fans that will be in attendance at CW132 and anybody you’d like to shout out to?


“This will be a great fight for the fans, if anyone has seen me fighting I will come to finish. And that’s exactly what I intend to do. Everyone’s support over the years means a lot, shout out to all my sponsors, coach and teammates at Higher level.”


Even at this early stage, Double Trouble has fight fans eagerly anticipating the incoming war on December 11th. If you can make it to the event, I’d take every opportunity to do so, CW is looking to end the year with an explosive night of Mixed Martial art carnage.


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