Premier MMA Championship is set to take place on Saturday November 18th at the Iconic Radisson Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington Kentucky presenting a night full of live MMA featuring some of the best up and coming future stars of MMA, as well as the best un-signed and established veterans in the entire Midwest region.
Some of the athletes who you will see compete live on November 18th took a few moments out of their training to give you, the fans a little background on who they are and give you their thoughts on their upcoming fight at Premier MMA Championship.
Here is what Brandon McMahan had to say:
Q-Tell the fans your name?
A-28. I’ll turn 29 three days after the fight
A-I’m 5-4, I’ve won 4 of my last 5 including 2 professional titles and dominated the fight i lost before getting caught in a heel hook in the last round
Q-Your home town?
A-I’m from Knoxville Tn.
Q-What gym do you train with?
A-I train at NKI in Knoxville
Q-Favorite training partner?
A-Don’t have a favorite but I am lucky to be able to train with a bunch of killers, like Austin Cowan, Travis Chitwood, Genia Gooden, Brandon Bowling, Jason Chavis and the rest of the crew.
Q-How long have you been training?
A-I’ve been involved in martial arts since I was 5 starting with karate and boxing and then eventually MMA after high school.
Q-BJJ/TKD/Wrestling experience/Belt level?
A-I’m a 5th degree black belt in Isshinryu Karate, Former amateur boxing champion, and a blue belt in BJJ. I’ve actually never wrestled until I started MMA in 08.
Q-When did you make you MMA debut?
A-I made my MMA debut in the summer of 08
Q-What made you start competing in MMA?
A-I started competing in MMA because I had been in martial arts and played football my whole life and after high school i decided not to play NAIA football, but being an athlete my entire life I had to do something to fulfill my competitive edge and I had a friend who was teaching and training MMA at the time and invited me down and i took my 1st fight 1 month later and i was hooked from there.
Q-How do you feel like you match up with your opponent, Joe Pegg on Nov. 18th?
A-I think Joe Pegg is a great match up for me. He likes to stand and throw hands and seems to struggle a little with takedown defense.
Q-How do you predict the fight will end? In what round?
A-I predict that ill end the fight in the 1st round by TKO.
Q-Why should fans come out to see you compete?
A-Fans should come watch this fight because Joe Pegg and myself are both veterans of the sport, have exciting fights and we are guaranteed to put on a show
Q-If there was one thing you can say to your opponent about your fight on Nov 18th, what would that be?-
A-I’m not a big trash talker and have always respected all of my opponents, as I do Pegg, so I would just tell him bring his A game because I will be doing the same.
Q-What has been the most memorable moment of your MMA career?
A-That’s a tough one, but I would have to say my win over Johnathan Mackles for the RMMA bantamweight title because they switched my opponent about two weeks out and said it would be Mackles who was like 14-2 and #26 or #27 in the world at the time which made me the huge underdog fighting in his back yard and I went in and completely dominated the fight.
Q-My favorite MMA moment as a fan?
A-Probably when Nate Diaz pummeled McGregor and made him quit or watching Robbie Lawler and Rory McDonald smash each other’s faces in.
Q-When you’re not at the gym training what is your favorite hobby to keep yourself busy?
A-Probably embarrassing my friends on some Xbox or trying to find a challenge on the cornhole boards which is what I’m best at.
Q-Outside of MMA what type of job do you have?
A-I’m a driver for the largest relocation company in the country.
Q-When you’re in the gym training, or just working out, what artist or music gets you in the zone?
A- I’m a big Volbeat fan so ill normally put it on their Pandora station
Q-What is your favorite quote?
A-“Pain is weakness leaving the body” or “To be the man, you have to beat the man”
Q-In closing the forum is yours, you have the freedom to say whatever you like.
A-I’ll just say that I appreciate Joe Pegg taking the fight and I’m excited to put on a show.
Fight fan’s, You will not want to miss Professional fighter Brandon McMahan on Saturday November 18th at the Radisson Hotel in Covington Kentucky when he enters the Premier MMA Championship cage to face Joe Pegg.
Tickets are available now at CINCYFIGHTS.COM