Interview with Connor Dearn ahead of his upcoming bout against Aaron Mcdonald at UKFC18

Connor Dearn (4-0-0) is an English amateur Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Lightweight Division, representing Atherton Submission Wrestling. An amateur competitor since 2017. He has competed for Preston based organisation UKFC.

I appreciate you taking the time to speak to me again Connor, I’d also like to congratulate you on your addition to the stacked UKFC18 card. 

“Thanks mate it was great to get the job done after a few years out.”

 

I hope training camp has been going well in the build-up to your return to the iconic Union Jack cage? 

 

“Camp has been going well, all the lads always push me to be the fittest and sharpest I can be.”

 

Last we spoke was after your phenomenal victory at UKFC16, after a long time away from the cage. Your growing fan base will be pleased with your announced return, taking on Gifted amateur Aaron McDonald 5-1-0. With a close fight count between you guys, this seems like your biggest test to date, have you done much in the way of research in regards to your opponent?

 

“I’ve taken a few notes, I always prepare for the hardest and strongest fight so the camp will be the same.”

 

Has this been your hope to consistently be back in the cage, and showcase your skills for an organisation that knows you so well? 

 

“Yes, I want to stay as active as I can this year and get a load more fights under my belt.”

 

As previously stated McDonald has got to be (record-wise) one of your biggest tests to date. A perfect opportunity to showcase your skills and put yourself in contention for a lightweight title fight in my opinion. Other than your upcoming bout with Mcdonald, has a title opportunity been on your mind?

 

“Yeah McDonald’s record is decent, looking forward to a tough test, have some news for after March so let’s get this fight out the way first.”

 

March 12th is shaping up to be an explosive night, with so many additions being made to the already stacked card daily. Other than your inclusion on the night are there any matchups in particular that you’re looking forward to witnessing?

 

“Looking forward to seeing the Fry brothers compete again.”

 

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

 

“Thanks for the support as always, I’ll make sure I put on a show for you all. And a shout out to my coach and my team at ASW Manchester for all the hard work and effort they put into me.”

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