A few words with Le’Ville Simpson who will be stepping inside the cage on Saturday March 23rd in Corpus Christi at the American Bank Center. Coming off an impressive Pro debut in San Antonio. Lets get started!
sPidA: You are coming off a great Pro debut in San Antonio,TX, was going Pro the best decision for your MMA career?
Simpson: I really felt going pro was the best decision. Everyone in the TWMMA family felt I had proved myself in my amateur bouts and they gave me the thumbs up to make that next step.
sPidA: You have a strong Team in TWINWOLVES MMA, what sets you guys apart from other gyms?
Simpson: TWINWOLVES is a family more than a team. On teams you have guys that like to compete against one another, but all my brothers in the gym we push each other to help better one another. There is no jealousy among us. Our coaching staff is phenomenal ranging from Kasib Taylor, to Daniel Moraes, and Jamir Toledo. We always joke we’re the hidden gem in the middle of Texas.
sPidA: I keep up with the news and am shocked at how much your team mates are willing to travel to compete, is fighting away from home a norm for you guys?
Simpson: It’s been like that since we all started. We’re always traveling – a promoter calls and we show up to fight.
sPidA: Your upcoming bout you will be traveling to Corpus Christi, are you nervous or excited about this next match up?
Simpson: I’m excited about fighting in Corpus Christi.I’ve seen some good fights there so its exciting to know I’m going to be apart of that.
sPidA: What do you know about your opponent, how do you see this fight going?
Simpson: All I really know about Kirk is that he had a good amateur career and that he’s a hometown guy that’s gritty. I’m not intimidated by his record or the hometown fans, its me and him only in there and I still see myself walking out victorious.
sPidA: What got you into Mixed Martial Arts? Was competition something you’ve always been involved in?
Simpson: I starting training to get into shape really, but when an old school football teammate and current TWMMA fighter Geoff Neal made his debut, I figured what the hell why not.
sPidA: A big part of MMA is entertainment, are you looking to put on a good show for your next bout at ROCKS Xtreme MMA?
Simpson: I always look to put on a show for the fans, nobody wants to feel like they wasted their money on boring fights. You will never get a boring fight with Twinwolves on the card.
sPidA: Who (other than your coaches or team mates) do you look up to in the sport of MMA?
Simpson: Rafael Cordeiro hands down man, one of our coaches Jamir Toledo actually worked with him at the Chute Boxe Academy back in the day in Brazil. Watching the old Pride Fc fights and seeing how successful all his guys were really makes me want to learn from him.
sPidA: Harlem Shake or Gangnam style, why or why not?
Simpson: Neither man, they’re both stupid dances.
sPidA: Thank you brotha for your time. Is their anyone you would like to thank to wrap this up?
Simpson: First off I would like to thank GOD for everyone He has put in my life to help me achieve everything I have so far. My family for their support. All the coaches at TWMMA for passing on all their knowledge down to us and spending the time they do with us. Everyone in the TWMMA family who help prepare us for fights, its really a honor to represent our school.