Reggie Hingstone – “I’m gonna be prepared for everything.”

Reggie Hingstone 3-2-0 is a Scottish amateur Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Flyweight division, representing HMAC Inverness. He has competed for Golden Ticket Fight Promotions, Forza Fighting Championship, Budo Fighting Championship and is due to make his debut for Goliath Fight Series on August August 14th.

 

I’d like to kick things off by thanking you for taking the time to speak to me today Reggie, and also to congratulate you on your recent fight announcement for Goliath Fight Series.

 

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

 

“Yeah, it’s been going really well since my last outing.”

 

As you prepare to go to war on August 14th, it must be such a boost to be part of one of the finest gyms in Scotland at HMAC Inverness. so many gifted amateurs and well-rounded professionals helping each other build in all aspects of your game.

 

What does it mean to be part of the well-oiled machine that is HMAC Inverness?

 

“It’s great, for such a small gym it’s got such high-level coaches and fighters. Everyone around it are such great people to be around. It motivates me to become a better version of myself each day.”

 

 

It must be such a boost to have fighters like Ross Houston there to guide you forward?

 

“Yeah, Ross is a big aspect of my training camp, a big motivator for me as well.”

 

 

The last we saw you in action was back in May in the main event for the Budo Fighting Championship Flyweight championship, taking on Logan McGonigal.

 

Despite a valiant effort, the night wasn’t yours, now the proverbial dust has settled and you’ve had time to reflect on your bout. What did you take from that collision at BUDO FC 48?

 

“Just think I needed a bit more of a training camp, or possibly a fight beforehand. A warm-up fight before I took that big step because I knew what Logan brought to the table and I knew how good he was. Being out for over 2 and half years since my last fight, it was a big difference out there.”

 

I completely get why it was an opportunity you couldn’t turn down.

 

“Yeah, you get given that main event title shot, you got to take them.”

 

With your upcoming outing being on home soil, it must be a relief to not have to add a vast journey to the list of preparations before you take the walk to the lion’s den?

 

“Yeah, It’s gonna be good to be a bit closer to home for this fight in regards to all my previous outings. I’ve been the away guy for all my fights, this will be the closest to home show for me.”

 

On August 14th, you are set to take on OMMA’s Brent Batley at the Goliath Fight Series fight in Fife. What do you make of Brent in the build-up to your fast-approaching meeting?

 

 

“I haven’t really watched any of his fights if I’m honest. I’ve only seen one fight, it was on Art of Combat nearly 3 years ago. Didn’t really take much from it because he got finished quite early. But that was like I said almost 3 years ago, he’s grown since then. He’s gonna be completely different so I’m gonna be prepared for everything.”

 

Many great amateurs such as yourself are set to take centre stage on what’s set to be a night of pure unadulterated organised violence at The Glen Pavilion in Dunfermline.

 

Other than your inclusion on the night are there any matchups in particular that you’re looking forward to witnessing?

 

“My teammate Aaron Legge will be fighting on the same night as well. Him and Aaron Penge who’s another exciting Bantamweight. They’re the 2 main fights I’m excited for.”

 

I wish you all the best for August Reggie and I look forward to witnessing your journey unfold.

 

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?

 

“I’d like to thank everyone who’s taking the time out to support me and the team. I Wanna thank all my coaches and all my friends and family that’s been supporting me through this camp.”

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