In four weeks, GBTT will send their soldiers to war. With the training camp in its final stages and finishing touches being added to all warriors’ fight plans, GBTT will be looking to make a statement on their respective divisions and cards.
I had the opportunity to visit the team today as they prepare for their upcoming bouts. And I got to say, I’ve never seen a more hungry and enthusiastic team. So much focus and discipline under head coach and UFC legend Brad Pickett. They seem to be well-armed and ready for their upcoming points to prove in the cage.
I sat down with Kingsley Crawford on my visit to pick his brain on his upcoming inclusion on the CW134 Card set for March 18th at the Indigo at the O2 and gain some insight into what impact he will have for his next step on his professional career.
Kingsley Crawford 7-3-0 is an English professional Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Bantamweight Division of Cage Warriors. A professional competitor since 2018, representing GBTT. He has competed for MTK MMA, BAMMA, and Cage Warriors.
It’s a pleasure to speak to you today Kingsley. Congratulations on your recent fight announcement for the CW134 Card. I see training is going well.
“Yeah man training’s going good, it’s going great. You’re gonna see some things we’ve been working on, on March 18th. I’m gonna teach him a lesson.”
In just over 3 weeks you and your training partners are set to go to war in London on one of the biggest MMA cards of 2022. You are set to take on Chris Rees Academy’s Aiden James. With training Camp reaching its peak have you done anything in the way of research on Aiden in your spare time?
“There are not too many fights of his recently, I did fight him in the amateurs. But that was many years ago, I expect him to have made a lot of improvements and he should expect a lot of the same from me.”
Your inclusion at the Indigo at the O2 will be your 3rd appearance for Cage Warriors with the crowd back in the equation. How does it feel to have the roar of the crowd adding that extra ingredient to your bouts once again?
“Yeah, I’m looking forward to the crowd, you know. They do help a lot, it adds to the pressure, and I think I perform better under pressure. It’s gonna be good.”
This will also be your 3rd bout for Cage Warriors at the 02. in comparison to the organisation’s natural stomping ground of the Iconic York Hall. Without giving too much away what steps have you been taking to make sure it’s also your 3rd professional win in a row for Cage Warriors?
“I’ve just been making sure my training, not just inside of training but outside of training making sure everything is scheduled right. Acting more of a professional.”
As previously stated, many of your teammates will be joining you on the next step of your professional career at CW134. Other than your inclusion on the night, are there any of your teammate’s bouts you’re particularly looking forward to witnessing?
Last but not least do you have a message for the fans that will be in attendance and anybody you’d like to give a shout-out to?
“Man, all I can say is don’t miss it. Because when I’m fighting it’s always exciting, don’t miss it, you’re gonna see something good.”