Premier MMA Championship is set to return to action on Saturday January 23rd at The Hits Complex in Covington Kentucky presenting a night full of live fights 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 Southeast and Midwest region.
For those who can’t make the trip to Covington Kentucky you can watch the show LIVE on PPV HERE.
Some of the athletes who you will see compete live on January 23rd 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 Nick “Smiley” Wells had to say about his upcoming fight:
Q- Tell the fans your name?
A-My name is Nick “Smiley” Wells
A-I am 23 years old, 24 in March
Q- Your Home Town?
A-My hometown where I lived is Sardinia Ohio, went to school in Mount Orab Ohio.
Q- What gym do you train with?
A-Immortal way MMA
Q-Favorite Training Partner?
A-Tough one, Shawn, Charlie, Kyle, Kal, Jake, Chase, Q, I mean in all honesty everyone. They all help me get to where I’m at.
Q- How long have you been training?
A-Since I was 12, roughly 11 years.
Q-BJJ/TKD/Wrestling experience/Belt Level?
A-4 year varsity wrestler through high school.
Q-When did you make your MMA debut?
A-I made my debit against Jake Kools July 16th 2016.
Q- What made you start competing in MMA?
A-I first started to learn self defense, I fell in love with the sport and with my brother fighting and our long time family friend also fighting, I kinda followed suit.
Q- How do you feel like you match up with your opponent?
A-I feel that I match up well with my opponent.
Q- How do you predict the fight will end? and in what round?
A-In a perfect world, first round finish. But I don’t mind a war.
Q- Why should fans come out to see you compete at Premier MMA Championship?
A-I’ll give it my all to be exciting and to put on a show. Win lose or draw I’ll always be there come fight night.
Q- If there was one thing you can say to your opponent about your fight what would that be?
A-Good luck, may the best man win.
Q- What has been the most memorable moment of your MMA journey?
A-Probably my second fight, where my head got cut to the skull due to the cage, blood everywhere, I didn’t stop fighting, sadly doctors stopped it. BUT the fans loved it. After the fight I took a lot of pictures and talked to a lot of fans. Was a great night overall.
Q- What is your favorite MMA moment as a fan?
A-That’s a tough one. As a fan, the biggest moment for me was probably when MMA finally got to go to Madison Square garden.
Q- Who is your all-time favorite MMA fighter? and why?
A-Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Simply because he’ll fight anyone anywhere anytime. I respect that.
Q- When you’re not at the gym training what is your favorite hobby to keep yourself busy?
A-I like to hunt, fish, shoot my guns, and play some games.
Q- Outside of MMA what type of job do you have?
A-I’m a carpenter full time, I frame and trim houses.
Q- When you’re in the gym training, or just working out what artist or music gets you in a zone?
A-I don’t necessarily need music to get in the zone. What gets me in the zone the most is having a fight lined up. But I guess rock.
Q-Who is your favorite music group or artist?
A-Tool, five finger death punch, Pearl Jam, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, Metallica.
Q-What is your favorite movie?
A-I really like anything real, like documentaries or movies based on true stories.
Q-Who is your favorite actor/actress?
A-Tom Hardy I guess
Q-What’s your favorite color?
A-Red and Black
Q-What is your “go to” meal after weigh-In’s?
A-Something healthy, typically chicken breast, some fruit and water.
Q-What’s your favorite quote?
A-“When doubt seeps in you got two roads you can take either road. You can go to the left or you can go to the right and believe me, they’ll tell you failure is not an option. That is ridiculous. Failure is always an option. Failure is the most readily available option at all times, but it’s a choice. You can choose to fail or you can choose to succeed. And if we can plant seeds and let him know, ‘Move your feet, keep your hands up, stay off the bottom.’ That is the road to victory, or self-doubt and negative talk, and that is the road to failure. But failure is always there, and it’s okay to recognize that. If I can leave you with anything today, in my long journey through this is, one, it’s okay. Two, it’s normal. And as athletes and especially as men, as male athletes we hate to admit weakness to ourselves, and when you’re dealing with something and you got some kind of a hiccup, yeah, first thing is acknowledge it.” -Chael Sonnen
Q- In closing the forum is yours, you have the freedom to say whatever you would like.
A-First and foremost I’d like to thank God for everything, and I love my wife Angelann and my son Abel. Thank you to all my family and friends that support me. Thank you to my coaches, and training partners. Thank you to everyone that I’ve ever had the opportunity to train with. Rest in peace Billy “Mojo” Horne.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions tickets for this event will be extremely limited and will sell out, Tickets will only be available online at PremierMMA.com and there will be no ticket sales the night of the event.
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