Was set to fight Ivana Colaman 9/22/12 in Ft. Worth, Texas at Premier Fight Series 2, now facing Paige VanZant out of Las Vegas. Making her long awaited Pro Debut, here we have a few words with Amber Stautzenberger.
sPidA: You’re making your pro debut, finally. How do you feel about this?
Stautzenberger: I’m very excited and have been waiting for a long time!
sPidA: Were you able to attend the first event for Premiere Fight Series, if so, what were your thoughts on their first show?
Stautzenberger: I did attend the first event. I enjoyed it. Just about all the fights were entertaining. I think this second show will have an even better turn out in regards to the fans.
sPidA: Your opponent was changed just last week, what do you know about your new opponent, have you changed any of your training or just training harder?
Stautzenberger: I have seen a couple of Paige’s fights. She is young, but has a great future in the sport. She’s constantly active and aggressive.I have been training harder than ever and been working a lot on my technique. I feel it will not only do me good in this fight, but for all my fights to come. We will put on a great fight.
sPidA: Seems like women in Mixed Martial Arts have been getting a lot of attention lately, any pressure? What are your thoughts on this?
Stautzenberger: No pressure. I kind of like to stay out or the starlight, but it’s good that WMMA is getting attention.
sPidA: Your last fight was a tough one against Tecia Torres, what did you learn from that fight?
Stautzenberger: Yes, it was a tough fight. Tecia is experienced and is a great person/fighter. I learned how and how not to cut weight. LoL I learned from my mistakes and I know I will perform better from here on out.
sPidA: She is also making her move to Pro debut as well , Fighting for INVICTA, Possible future re-match?
Stautzenberger: I would love to fight her again. Start of fresh as professionals. I think it will happen in good time.Good luck to Tecia on her debut!
sPidA: If you weren’t competing in Mixed Martial Arts, what sport would you more likely be involved in?
Stautzenberger: I have no idea!! I did several sports in high school, but not any that I would have actually done anything with, besides any sort of martial arts, I guess I would continue to lift weights.
sPidA: Last interview you had said you work teaching others how to paint, are you selling any paintings or possibly thinking about it?
Stautzenberger: I actually do sell paintings. I just sold a watercolor painting recently of someone’s home that got destroyed 50 years ago. I love painting the human figure most, but I work with what’s wanted as well.
sPidA: With UFC 151 cancelled, what were your thoughts on this? Most hate Jones, others love him. Should the UFC put that much power on a fighters status?
Stautzenberger: It’s kind of sad the the whole card was cancelled because of one match, but at the same time I understand that that was the fight everyone was paying to see, though I know it still could have been an entertaining event.
sPidA: Thank you Amber, wishing you the best of luck. Any last minute comments to your friends, family and sponsors?
Stautzenberger: For those who aren’t able to attend the event, it can be viewed streaming live at: www.premierfights.net . My fight will also be recorded and shown on a later date on TimeWarner Cable. I want to thank my coaches and teammates at Mohler’s MMA. My coach, William Campuzano, puts a lot of time into me and that’s something I really appreciate. Also I want to thank my sponsors, who help out so much: www.AMMOTOGO.com , NOKOUT, M. King Construction Inc, Co. (from Dilley,TX) M. Holcomb FNC-P Inova Richardson – Family Practice.
I also want to thank my family who is going to drive up to my fight! They haven’t been to one of my fights since 2009, because they are always out of state!