22 Jul 2009 08:55:15 AM
Exclusive: Jay Hieron on Affliction’s Future, Xtreme Couture’s Reputation, and Where He Might Fight Next
(Hieron vs. Jason High at Affliction: DoR. Don’t worry, it doesn’t take long.)
Xtreme Couture welterweight Jay Hieron takes on Paul "Semtex" Daley on the August 1st Affliction: Trilogy card (which is, as far as we know at this point, still happening) and we checked in with him to see how his preparation is coming, what he thinks of the recent disparaging remarks made about his gym, and what he’ll do if there isn’t an Affliction: Tetralogy show in the somewhat near future.
The fight’s a little over a week away. How are you feeling?
Great, man. Training’s been great. I’m in tremendous shape. I just have to get through this last hard week and then let my body heal up and I’m ready to fight.
Have you done much scouting on Paul Daley?
Yeah, I’ve seen a few of his fights. I think he’s a good striker. He’s explosive. But I’m definitely more well-rounded and that’s what MMA is all about.
You’re an Xtreme Couture fighter so I assume you heard Kit Cope’s recent comments about your gym. He said it’s a place where guys who are already good can get a workout, but that it doesn’t actually make fighters. What do you think of that?Read More ADD COMMENTS (14) DIGG THIS