Interview with Abilene, Texas Mixed Martial Arts fighter, Mitchell Hale, coming out of a 2 year layout, we talk strategy,new gym and a new beginning for this North Texas standout! Lets begin.
sPidA: What can tell us about your current gym and what differs it from others?
Hale : Let me start off by saying Future Fitness Fight Team is legit. the gym is founded by my head coach Brandon Farran. The concept behind Future Fitness Fight Team, is combining combative sports with total fitness. A lot of MMA gyms forget just how important fitness is in Mixed Martial Arts
sPidA: Your last bout was 2 yrs ago, will there be any Cage rust going into this bout or have you stayed busy sparring and helping others?
Hale : I don’t think there will be any rust, but rather an unveiling of the new fighter I’ve become since training with the Future Fitness Team gym.
sPidA: What kind of support are you getting from the local scene and what can your friends and family expect?
Hale : I have a ton of support coming out to this event and they can expect to see a whole new fighter in every aspect of the game.
sPidA: Having had your coach Brandon Farren win his bout just a few weeks ago at EFC, How much if any has that motivated you for this fight?
Hale : Naturally, you can’t help but to be motivated by the performance he put on, but even more so it lets me know I’m on the right path to victory! I’ve gone through his whole boot camp with him and now the team is focused on my bootcamp, which i am currently going through.
sPidA : What have you been training on or will we like your opponent have to wait and see?
Hale : I can’t give away to many of our secrets, no homo, but there’s a reason why Brandon is built like a Greek God. So you know my strength and cardio will make a statement on its own. The technique I learn on a daily basis is going to be all the difference in this fight.
sPidA : Your last opponent was Cody Pfister,who was picked up to compete on this past seasons TUFF reality show,are you a fan,what are your thoughts on this if any?
Hale : Big ups to Cody but, I really don’t have the time to focus my attention to reality shows; i am a single father, a student, and a full time fighter. My free time goes to giving my body the rest that it needs to recover and perform.
sPidA: Is there one fighter (other than your coach) that you just respect watching compete,if so whom and why?
Hale : Fedor, because of his one punch knockout power!
sPidA: Not to overlook your next opponent but are you looking at staying active in the fight game or will you be playing it by ear after this next bout?
Hale : I most certainly am, got some good opportunities lined up for the future but my focus remains on this fight!
sPidA : Is there such a thing as too much MMA, Your thought,is the UFC overdoing it with all these showing or just giving fighters the much needed exposure?
Hale : I think its a little bit of both. Of course the UFC will always be the ultimate goal for every serious fighter, because of the pay and exposure. At the same time the over kill keeps fighters, who haven’t made it too the big leagues, hungry, busy and able to make a career out of MMA.
sPida : Thank you Hale for your time, any last minute comments bro?
Hale : This is definitely a fight you won’t want to miss, so MMA fans come out and show your love for the sport!
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