Premier MMA Championship is set to take place on Saturday August 11th at the Hits Sports & Entertainment Complex in Covington Kentucky presenting a night full of live MMA featuring some of the best up and coming future stars of the sport, as well as the best unsigned and established veterans in the entire Midwest region and will be headlined by two former UFC fighters as Justin Edwards and Carlo Prater meet in the main event.
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Some of the athletes who you will see compete inside the cage on August 11th 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 Mike Russell had to say about his upcoming fight at Premier MMA Championship:
Q-Tell the fans your name?
A-Mike (the Mikopath) Russell
Q- Your Home Town?
A- Rossford, Ohio
Q- What gym do you train with?
A- Ohio Martial Arts Center (Karoshi Combat Sports is our fight team out of Ohio Martial Arts Center) and Demolition Fight Team
Q-Favorite Training Partner?
A- Mike Widmer
Q- How long have you been training?
A- 8 years
Q-BJJ/TKD/Wrestling experience/Belt Level?
A- No belts just train and fight
Q-When did you make your MMA debut?
A- July 17th 2010
Q- What made you start competing in MMA?
A- I enjoyed boxing then emailed a guy named Jose Martinez and he invited me to 360 mma and I fell in love
Q- How do you feel like you match up with your opponent on August11th?
A- I feel I match up well but it’s the fight game, anything can happen
Q- How do you predict the fight will end? and in what round?
A- I’m no mystic Mac haha and I don’t like to predict fights but I would have to go with me winning TKO in the 2nd round
Q- Why should fans come out to see you compete?
A- I like to fight, I go to put on a show and fight hard win or lose
Q- If there was one thing you can say to your opponent about your fight on August 11th, what would that be?
A- Good luck
Q- What has been the most memorable moment of your MMA career?
A- When I fought the late great Superfly Steve Smith (R.I.P.) after he beat me (he was a beast and local legend) he told me I’m one tough S.O.B.
Q- What is your favorite MMA moment as a fan?
A- When Conor McGregor toyed with Eddie Alvarez, it was the weekend before my birthday and I had friends over to have a little birthday get together
Q- When you’re not at the gym training what is your favorite hobby to keep yourself busy?
A- Video games, mainly sports games but I’ll play any kind of game
Q- Outside of MMA what type of job do you have?
A- I’m an operator at a machine shop
Q- When you’re in the gym training, or just working out what artist or music gets you in a zone?
A- Rap, mainly Eminem
Q-What is your favorite quote?
A- “I can accept failure, everybody fails at something, but I can’t accept not trying”- Michael Jordan
Q-What is your all time favorite movie?
A- Batman Begins
Q-Who is your favorite actor/actress?
A- Right now Tom Hardy
Q-What is your all time favorite song?
A- Haha, I honestly can’t narrow it down to one I’m sorry haha it’s either and Eminem song or a Metallica song
Q-Who is your favorite music artist?
A- Eminem, not even close
Q-What should fan’s who may not be familiar with you know about you?
A- I’m more of a 125er but I’m always fighting at 135 because I just like to fight
Q- In closing the forum is yours, you have the freedom to say whatever you would like
A- I just love competing and love MMA. I love the community the sport, everything about it and it’s changed my life! I hope everyone enjoys my fight win or lose!
Fight fan’s, Don’t miss Mike Russell as he makes his Premier MMA Championship debut on Saturday August 11th in Covington Kentucky as he faces Cody Riggs inside the at Premier MMA Championship cage.
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