Btc 6 james clarke believes fighters like some ways to make money himself can bring flyweight division back

Saturday night, MMA action returns to the province of ontario, canada as BTC 6: night of champions will unfold in burlington, about forty-five minutes south of toronto. The card is awash with canadian talent, and a couple of visiting americans as well. Three title fights top the bill, and in a scrap for the vacant flyweight belt, james clarke will take on fellow canuck dave henry.

Clarke started his MMA run with a lengthy and successful what are some ways to make money amateur stint, and after hitting a speed bump early in his pro what are some ways to make money career, he has turned things around. With first round submission wins in his last two fights, he’s ready for his title shot, and spoke to cageside press earlier this week about how what are some ways to make money he got into the sport, the title fight saturday, and bringing excitement to the 125lb division.

He’s six years into his MMA run now, and like many fighters, credits wrestling as his way in. Of course, wrestling doesn’t have the profile in canada that it does down what are some ways to make money south. But for clarke, getting involved in the sport was “just the natural will to fight I guess. Wrestling was the closest thing they offered in high school what are some ways to make money to that.” just without the kicks or punches.

Clarke, from lindsay, ontario, began training with coach joe elliot in the town of what are some ways to make money bethany. “that’s where joe’s first gym started actually, it started in a church.” within a few months, the operation moved shop to a more permanent location in what are some ways to make money lindsay. But clarke has bounced around over the years, living as far as winnipeg for a time, before returning home to lindsay.

Saving money working roofing with his father, “I go to thailand for the whole winter because I what are some ways to make money get the winter off usually. Not too many people are getting their roof’s done in january and february. So I go down to tiger muay thai. I’ve done that for the last three years, this is the first year I haven’t. But I’ll probably go again next year.”

A positive experience, clarke also recognized that the trip to thailand takes some what are some ways to make money adjustment. “it’s just about being smart. Realizing that there is a culture shock,” he said. Then there’s the strain of travel. “I’ve been pretty content on getting fights as quick as what are some ways to make money I can as soon as I get back. As close as 11 days actually, out from getting off a plane back from thailand. Actually in TKO. Let’s just say it didn’t always work to my advantage. No excuses or taking anything away from some of my what are some ways to make money opponents who beat me.”

“it’s been a bit of a long road. I had fifteen amateur MMA fights, went 13-2 actually,” he explained in regards to his journey to this point. “lost my very first fight, then I won 12 in a row. I was looking to get tested a bit more, so I turned pro, and I definitely [was tested more]. It’s been a bit of a long road just in what are some ways to make money the pro scene as well. I’ve fought some tough guys, but no excuse, it made me a lot better fighter.”

Clarke has gone the distance twice so far in his what are some ways to make money pro career, but saturday will be his first time in a five what are some ways to make money round fight. “I’m confident that I can go an extra two rounds, championship rounds, for a belt, no problem. I’m not looking to go the whole five rounds, but need be, I’ll do it. I’m ready to give every last thing I got in what are some ways to make money my body, and some.” james clarke credit: BTC

Having scouted out his opponent, however, clarke added that “I believe he’s not on my level.” while “records don’t mean everything,” he continued, “with my amateur career and pro career, I’ve been fighting the toughest guys inside canada since I what are some ways to make money started this. And dave hasn’t, that’s a fact on paper. It’s proven right on tapology, anybody can go and research this.”

After the show of respect, however, “I’m going to open up with one or two strikes what are some ways to make money maybe, and then it’s going to go right to the mat.” clarke has a specific arm-bar he has in mind, and may have an advantage, given his henry has stated he doesn’t watch tape of his opponents. “I think it’s going to come on in the first thirty seconds, and if he doesn’t tap, I’m going to break his arm in the first minute.”

A quick finish in a title fight would certainly make what are some ways to make money a statement. The first battle, however, will be weight. Clarke’s walk-around weight “ranges, to be honest. I take it a little more serious now as far what are some ways to make money as dieting. That is definitely my weakest category in the fight game, is the dieting. I like my pizza.” having said that, however, “in the last two weeks I always clean things up, I cut the bread out, the carbs and all that,” he added. “and then I just clean the diet up, and I usually get to about 138 to 135. Just over 10lbs usually, it’s not too bad of a cut.”

Despite the iffy future at flyweight, with the UFC chopping names left right and center, clarke doesn’t plan on heading back to 135. His last loss was at bantamweight, and he’s been finding success at 125. “I don’t think that’s in my plans, bantamweight, anytime soon. It’s always nice to go into a fight without a what are some ways to make money weight cut and stuff, and not have to think about it, but it is almost part of the fight now for what are some ways to make money me.”

Besides, he feels there’s still a future for young flyweights in the sport, even with the UFC scaling back and bellator lacking the what are some ways to make money division entirely. “I’m not trying to talk too much sh*t, but I am trying to hype the train up. I’m a young fighter, I’m looking to express myself, I’m trying to give the fans something to buy,” clarke stated. “I know that’s lacked in the UFC, they have cut the flyweights out a tremendous amount. It kills me. But in the same sense, guys like me are going to be the ones who what are some ways to make money bring [the flyweight division] back, and show everyone that they can be exciting fights. I’m not just talking sh*t, this is me, I want to sell everybody 100% on the suplex kid, I’m not looking to fake anything.”