Chris ‘Menace’ Stringer 13-12-1 is a Northern Irish professional Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Lightweight division, representing Team Kaobon. He has competed for Shooto Europe, 2 Hot 2 Handle, The United Kingdom Regionals, Swiss Las Vegas, Glory Kickboxing, Sportfight Scotland, Chaos Fighting Championships, Olympian MMA Championships, Clan Wars, On Top Promotions, Cage Contender, Bamma, Probellum MMA and us due to make his debut for Xtreme Promotions on July 30th.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to speak to me today Chris, and also to congratulate you on your upcoming Lightweight title opportunity at Xtreme Promotions.
I hope training camp has been going well in the build-up to your highly anticipated return to the cage.
A great team is a warrior’s vast library of fight knowledge, the proverbial whetstone that sharpens and moulds the blade for battle. With Team Kaobon, you have to be full of confidence that you’ll go into the cage once again fully ready for whatever July 30th brings.
What does it mean to you to be part of a team that has moulded so many phenomenal warriors?
“To be honest, it’s like a badge of honour! When I came here to train for a fight even the amateur fighters were smashing me, so I knew that if I wanted to take this seriously I had to move here. It’s very hard to fight under our banner and once you represent the team everyone knows you’ve gone through some tough shit to get there.”
After a lengthy 2 year absence from the lion’s den, fans of the brutal yet exhilarating world of mixed martial arts will be overjoyed to hear that you’ll once again be taking the walk to the cage.
For the readers could you enlighten us on what you’ve been up to since your last bout back in March 2020 at Probellum 1?
“Since my last fight 2 years ago I haven’t been slacking off. I’ve actually been trying to get matched since that fight but then covid happened and fucked everything up for me, then after the pandemic most of the UK’s LW’s see my name and thought fuck that! There’s an easier fight somewhere else. I’ve been grinding and learning since then so my tools will still be sharp come fight night.”
Many professionals such as yourself love to enter their opponent’s home soil, it’s one of the many logs that fuel the mind’s flame when focusing on an even sweeter victory.
Is it a relief to you as well as a blessing to be returning to the cage not far from where you train?
“Ha, absolutely just like you said. To be honest, I prefer to fight on enemy soil, I prefer to be the underdog. I like proving people wrong and shutting them up, however in my last fight the support blew the roof off the venue which is amazing. Especially because I’m not from here but the support is amazing!”
When making the decision to return, was a title opportunity with Xtreme Promotions an offer you just couldn’t refuse?
“The title is just the icing on the cake to be honest, as I said before I’ve been actively trying to fight since 2020 and was getting swerved by most shows so I want to thank Danny for stepping up and taking this fight when most people wouldn’t. Make no mistake though, the belt comes home with me!”
On July 30th you are set to take on North Wales Fight Academy’s Danny Dixon. An opponent you’ll not be taking lightly I’m sure, what do you make of Danny as your Lightweight title opportunity draws near?
“Danny seems like a good opponent but, it’s not like I haven’t fought killers all my career! His strong point seems to be his striking but to be honest, I think mine is much better technically. He’s tough and game so should make for a good fight.”
The Xtreme Promotions team have gone all out to make sure July 30th will be a night many combat sports fans will soon forget, conjuring a huge fight card full of gifted amateurs and well-rounded professionals such as yourself.
Other than your inclusion on the night are there any matchups in particular that you’re looking forward to witnessing?
“I’m interested in the whole card to be honest, I like the way Xtreme are mixing it up with K1 & grappling fights. There’s a K1 Title fight which I’m looking forward to watching.”
I wish you all the best for July Chris and I look forward to your return to the cage.
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?
“my message is just to come and show your support! Let’s blow the roof off this place and make a hell of a lot of noise. You can come watch, throw a punch or come watch me get punched in the face, either way, show up for a great card.”
“I’d like to thank my wife Lynne for going through another camp with me, of course, my Team and all the lads/coaches at Kaobon. I train with killers and the coaches are on another level, so I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in getting me here.”
Xtreme promotions returns to the city of Liverpool on July 30th for a night of fight action, mixing MMA, kickboxing and grappling contests.
This is a night you do not want to miss with a number of championship title bouts, including the professional lightweight championship between Danny Dixon vs local fighter Chris Stringer.
Another title bout is being contested for our first Xtreme kickboxing rules welterweight championship, this is professional kickboxing rules with full use of elbows, and the two fighters taking on this challenge are Mehmet Kaymak and Marc Evans.
This is the biggest card of amateur and professional fighters to come to Liverpool this year, grab your tickets now online at: