10 February 2015

Interview with Luke Barnatt

Take part of an interview with UFC-fighter Luke Barnatt who thinks Amateur MMA is very important for the growth of the sports.

Luke Barnatt (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will face Clint Hester (11-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night ‘Mendes vs Lamas’ on April 4th in Fairfax, Virginia.

Barnatt has started his training camp but MMAplus got a chance to speak with Barnatt who talks about the importance of Amateur MMA.

Every sport lives off of its amateur scene and the growth of the sport relies on the growth of amateur competition. The UFC know that and that’s why they are helping this happen and grow.

Barnatt also speaks about the UK Tryouts for the UK Team and the upcoming IMMAF World Championship in Las Vegas this summer.

To gain? Well it depends if you’re a real fighter or not… I remember when I was fighting and all I wanted to do was prove to my team, my friends, and the world that I was worthy of fighting at the highest level. I strived to be the best athlete I could be, and that meant continuously taking on tougher challenges. At the amateur level this is the toughest it gets. It’s like MMA’s Olympic Games. There is nothing bigger right now so the question isn’t what do you have to gain… it’s what type of fighter are you?

Read the complete interview here.

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