One of the bouts going down April 19th in Odessa/Midland, Texas (Twenty Four Seven Entertainment) for what I believe to be their best card to date! Interview with Geoff “Handz of Steel” Neal, representing Twin Wolves MMA out of Harker Heights, TX. Let’s do this!
sPidA: With having fights fall thru, does that discourage you in any way from competition?
HoS: No not at all. It’s just a part of fighting I guess. I know this won’t always happen. It just gives me more time to train and better myself.
sPidA: You still compete in grappling tournaments, will those always be part of your outlet?
HoS: Yes, always. I like to stand up and fight but grappling tournaments force me to rely on only my ground game which is (what I think) the weaker part of my game.
sPidA: Your last fight was for the XKO promotion in Arlington, TX. That fight was still up in the air to the last minute, how did that affect you mentally?
HoS: Honestly, with that fight I had the hardest time mentally getting ready for it. Not only was I fighting a tough opponent, I was fighting someone who had finished one of my good friends/teammate in the first round of his last fight and I saw the whole thing front row. It took me awhile to get ready but once the Cage door was shut, I knew I was ready.
sPidA: Your fight for 24/7 Entertainment you have a test in Martin Sano, would you say the same for him?
HoS: I guess I would. He’s tough but I’m tough too. It’s going to be like looking in a mirror.
sPidA: What do you know about your opponent and are you looking to make a statement?
HoS: Not too much. He only has one video up on youtube but its from like 2years ago. So I would be a fool to base him off that one video. All I really know is that he likes to stand and that he now trains at Team Wand in Las Vegas. I’m not worried about making “statements” right now. I’m just looking to win.
sPidA: There has been talk of you dropping to the 155lb weight division, is that still a possibility after this bout?
HoS: Yes, I already have plans to make that move in August sometime. All I have to do is stop eating like a pig. A lot of people think I won’t be able to make it but they forget that my first two ammy fights were at 155. I know I can make it but I want to see if I can make weight and perform at the best of my abilities the next day. If not I’m perfectly fine with 170.
sPidA: Thank you for your time bro and best of luck with your upcoming bout. Anything else you’d like to add to this interview?