“I wanna fight, I’m a fighter that’s what I do!” William Campuzano Interview

William Campuzano

Spoke with William Campuzano about the unfortunate incident involving Chad Robichaux pulling out of the fight today for LEGACY FC. The Fight Card is still stacked and we hope to see William Campuzano in action soon! Here we go…

sPidA: What all happened at the weigh-ins and was their any sign of illness on Robichaux behalf?

Campuzano: No, he looked weak but nothing out of the ordinary. I was pretty drained myself.

sPidA: He did miss weight and no title was on the line, how upsetting was this and how much more damage were you looking to hand out?

Campuzano: Him missing weight was very disappointing. I really wanted the glory of having a Title fight!

sPidA: It’s unfortunate that this bout will not take place, being sidelined, is there any other bout in the card you are now looking to watch?

Campuzano: The whole card looks great, I’ll be there watching all of them.

sPidA: You are atop the 125lb weight division here in Texas, with that being said many are wanting to fight you,your thoughts?

Campuzano: I don’t know, I usually have a tough time getting fights, that’s why I haven’t been really active. Guys run their mouth but never sign a contract.

sPidA: No doubt you were looking to climb up the 125lb weight division, if it were possible, would you take a last minute replacement for a Title shot?

Campuzano: I wanna fight, I’m a fighter that’s what I do!

sPidA: We do not know the state that Chad Robichaux is in and we do wish him the best in his recovery, any last comments to your friends, fans and family?

Campuzano: I am really sorry for everyone who bought tickets to come watch me fight. I’m speechless and know tickets, travel and hotels don’t come cheap. Lo siento.

XKO 2011 Year End Awards Presentation and XKO 13 Full Fight Card!

XKO WILL HONOR ~ FIGHT OF THE YEAR ~ FIGHTER OF THE YEAR ~ KNOCKOUT TKO OF THE YEAR ~ MOST ENTERTAINING FIGHTER OF THE YEAR ~

The 2011 XKO Year End Awards will be Presented at XKO 13 on Saturday, Dec. 3rd 2011. Come celebrate with the winners and BEST FIGHTERS in Texas and XKO.

2011 XKO FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
JJ Holmes
Roy Spoon
Chris Pecero
Steven Peterson
Alex Russ
Douglas Frey
Kano Gregoire

2011 XKO FIGHT OF THE YEAR
Douglas Frey vs Steven Peterson (135 title fight XKO 10)
Andrew Parker vs Dustin Adams (XKO 12)
Chris Pecero vs James Vick (#1 contender XKO 12)
Moises Diaz vs Burt McDonald (XKO 10)
Chris Pecero vs Chris Jones (155 XKO title fight)

2011 XKO KNOCKOUT TKO OF THE YEAR
Ciprian Hangan (Knocks out Steve Hess :48 sec RD 1 XKO 11)
Douglas Frey (Knocks out Randy Villarreal XKO 9)
Kano Gregoire (TKO’s Brandon McDowell XKO 12)
Chris Pecero (Knocks out Jarrett Jones XKO 9)
Nelson Salas (TKO’s Eliasar Rodriguez standing elbow XKO 11)
JJ Holmes (KO’s Brian Cheatham XKO 9)

When: Xtreme Knockout 13 – Saturday DEC 3rd, 2011 Pre-Fight Party at 6pm, Fights Start at 8pm. Official XKO Weigh – ins Friday DEC 2ND at 3 pm at The Improv Comedy Club in The Arlington Highlands (FREE- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – FREE)

Where: THE GYM COMBATIVE SPORTS ARENA 921 W. Mayfield Rd. Suite #112 Arlington, TX 76015

Tickets are available for purchase at THE GYM and xtremeknockout.com “100% OF PROCEEDS OF SELECTED TICKET SALES WILL GO TO “HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS” $25 for advanced general admission and $30 when purchased at the door. $50 for Ringside Reserved and $60 at the door, VIP tables $400 (limited tables) Visit www.thegym.org for more information. CORONA, MMA Merchandise and Concessions are available for purchase at the event!

XKO 13

XKO 13 Fight Card (Card Subject to Change)

XKO MAIN EVENT 185lbs JJ HOLMES 2-2 MOHLER MMA AND THE GYM DALLAS, TX vs JOSH FOSTER 4-3 LONGVIEW, TX (One of the most talented wrestlers in the state – JJ Holmes will face his toughest opponent yet – Josh Foster. Foster coming off an impressive win at XKO 11 over Hayward Charles looks to become one of the top 185lb fighters in the division! This fight WILL be one of the most exciting fights put together at XKO)

125lbs RANDY VILLARREAL 7-6 ARLINGTON, TX, vs FRANK ORTEGA 4-6 (Randy Villarreal’s last fight at XKO made a huge mark in the local fight scene! He quickly destroyed Mike Sierra in what was set up to be the biggest “grudge match” XKO has put together! His opponent – Frank Ortega, with similar fighting styles this match-up will be a high impact, fast paced fight)

180lbs HAYWARD “THE HYBRID” CHARLES 2-2 vs ANDRE KAVANAUGH 2-1 (Hayward is coming off an impressive win over the very talented Michael Craycraft. Hayward looks to prove to be one of the top contenders in XKO as he faces XKO newcomer Andre Kavanaugh. Andre who is known for his heavy hands and strength will look to test Haywards chin and go for a quick knockout!)

180bs ANTONY “MAD DOG” MACIAS (over 150 pro fights) vs BRANDON MCDOWELL (over 80 pro fights)Combined with over 200 professional fights Anthony Macias will face for the first time ever- MMA and XKO veteran Brandon Mcdowell. Anthony a UFC and Pride veteran is an exciting fighter with a strong kickboxing background, Brandon has almost as much experience in the cage and looks to use that to defeat Macias)

155lbs DONNIE BELL XTREME MMA 1-0 vs ARMANDO SERVIN pro debut Returning to the XKO cage for the second time is Donnie Bell! He made his pro-debut at XKO with a dominating win over Burt McDonald. Armando Servin will be making his pro-debut at XKO! Servin had a solid amateur career and is ready for the pro level!)

170lbs ROY SPOON 7-3 vs JOSH LEE 7-7 (Roy Spoon is what some say the most exciting fighter in XKO! With a perfect record in 2011 Spoon looks to continue his winning streak as he faces XKO newcomer Josh Lee! Josh is an experienced fighter looking to stop the current most dominating fighter in XKO Roy Spoon!)

185lbs JAY JAY SANCHEZ 2-0 vs TBA (Jay Jay Sanchez is an undefeated fighter who just came off an impressive win over JJ holmes! Sanchez has a strong ground game and looks to continue a dominating path!)

135lbs ELIASAR RODRIGUEZ 0-1 vs HOMER GARCIA pro debut (This is Eliasar’s second professional fight! His last fight was a tough loss against the fast rising star Nelson Salas. Homer is moving up after an undefeated career as a amateur and making his pro-debut against Eliasar! Both fighters will be fast and exciting)

185lbs CIPRIAN HANGAN vs TBA (Ciprian made his pro debut against Steve Hess at XKO 11! Ciprian made a very impressive pro-debut against Hess with a :48 sec Knockout and looks to knockout his next opponent. Ciprian is a Judo Black belt and instructor at Dallas MMA )

175lbs AARON CULPEPPER DEBUT vs STEVEN CLOUD DEBUT (Aaron Culpepper is making his pro debut and plans on knocking his opponent out! Culpepper is known for his “no Quit” attitude. Steven will also be making his pro debut. Steven had a solid ammy career and trains out of NTMMA. Both fighters want to make an impact on their pro debut, I see someone getting knocked out in this fight!)

Darrill Schoonover is out of Shark Fights 21 main event against former WWE Bobby Lashley

Shark Fights- Boobby Lashley vs Darrill Schoonover "Schoonover Out!

According to MMA Junkie Darrill Schoonover is out of Shark Fights 21 main event! Who’s gonna rep Texas and fill this main event slot??

Darrill Schoonover out at Shark Fights 21, Bobby Lashley awaits new opponent
A shoulder injury has forced Shark Fights heavyweight champ Darrill Schoonover (11-5) to withdraw from a fight with Bobby Lashley (6-1) in the headliner of Shark Fights 21.

Sources close to the event today broke the news to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) and said the search for a replacement is underway. Additionally, a source said the headliner is expected to remain a title fight, though details on the bout’s status could not be confirmed.

Shark Fights 21 takes place Nov. 11 at Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas. The event airs via delay on FUEL TV on Dec. 23.

Lashley, who recently signed a three-fight deal with Shark Fights, hasn’t fought since a decision victory over John Ott at Titan Fighting Championships 17 in March. The victory followed his first and only career loss: a second-round TKO (via retirement) to Chad Griggs at “Strikeforce: Houston.”

Schoonover, who’s perhaps best known as a cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter 10,” recently snapped a five-fight losing skid with a first-round TKO victory over Adam Padilla at a regional show in Texas. All 11 of wins have come via stoppage (six via knockout and five via submission).

A replacement is expected to be announced shortly. Check back with MMAjunkie.com for updates as they become available.

Source MMA Junkie