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 unsigned 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 Raleigh Abbott had to say:
Q- Tell the fans your name?
A-Raleigh “Rabid Rabbit” Abbott
Q- Your Home Town?
Q- What gym do you train with?
A-School of Hard Knocks
Q-Favorite Training Partner?
Q- How long have you been training?
Q-BJJ/TKD/Wrestling experience/Belt Level?
A-Two-time Georgia State Champion, Three-time Georgia Freestyle State Champion, Greco All-American, NCAA National Qualifier, NAIA Three-time All-American
Q-When did you make your MMA debut?
A-April 4, 2014
Q- What made you start competing in MMA?
A-Transition from College Wrestling
Q- How do you feel like you match up with your opponent on Nov. 18th?
A-I’m Bigger/stronger, I have less cage experience but a lot better in the clinch and on the ground.
Q- How do you predict the fight will end? and in what round?
A-First Round TKO or submission
Q- Why should fans come out to see you compete?
A-I am intense. There is no down-time. I come to fight and put it all out there at all times. I push the pace which makes the fight more exciting.
Q- If there was one thing you can say to your opponent about your fight on Nov 18th, what would that be?
A-Best of luck. Let’s put on a show. I never take fighting personal. Afterwards (win or lose) we can shake hands and be friends.
Q- What has been the most memorable moment of your MMA career?
A-My comeback fight, I won the Warrior FC light heavyweight belt by KO in 34 seconds.
Q- What is your favorite MMA moment as a fan?
A-When Chris Weidman knocked out Anderson Silva while he was showboating.
Q- When you’re not at the gym training what is your favorite hobby to keep yourself busy?
A-Fishing in the backyard with my sons.
Q- Outside of MMA what type of job do you have?
A-High school and middle school wrestling coach at Taylor County
Q- When you’re in the gym training, or just working out what artist or music gets you in a zone?
A-Classical, classic rock, or dub-step
Q- What is your favorite quote?
A-“Win like you’re used to it, lose like you enjoyed it for a change”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Q- In closing the forum is yours, you have the freedom to say whatever you would like.
A-I do not affiliate with one particular gym at the moment. I drive around the state/country to train with particular people. I have a crazy work ethic and a thorough/complete workout schedule every single day. I fight for my family and my friends, but mostly for myself. ‘The School of Hard Knocks’ represents the tough times I’ve been through and all the haters/adversity I’ve overcome to get to where I am now. God has blessed me
Don’t miss Raleigh Abbott on Saturday November 18th at the Radisson Hotel in Covington Kentucky when he enters the Premier MMA Championship cage to face Marcus Finch.
Tickets are available now at CINCYFIGHTS.COM