Bill Beaumont interview

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How long have you been training MMA?

Just over four years at Team Titan in North London. I'd done a bit of boxing training before that, but I never competed - the place where I trained wasn't an affiliate club, so I never had the chance.

What's your MMA record?

I was 4-0 as an amateur and I'm 3-0 since turning pro last year.

What's been your toughest fight to date?

My second professional fight. It was against a guy called Mankunga Bunduku at UCMMA 37, and it was really back and forth. I learnt a lot about myself in that fight.

How much training do you do on a weekly basis?

I work as a scaffolder three days a week, so I have to fit my training in around that, but I usually spend ten plus hours at the gym. I've had to shut a lot of other things out of my life to compete in MMA.

What does a typical strength and conditioning session look like?

I lift weights, but not too heavy. Mostly I'll just do circuits to improve my conditioning, mixing treadmill sprints with press-ups and pad work. One of my favourite exercises is the clean and press using a Bulgarian bag.

You're fighting Marvin Vettori for the UCMMA welterweight title this Saturday. What's the biggest threat he poses?

He's been training for a while and he's a well-rounded fighter, but I think he's going to try and take me down. I'm well-rounded too, but striking is definitely my strongest suit, so I'm going to try and keep the fight standing.

What are your short-term career goals?

I want to break into the UK top ten in the next couple of years. If I can keep fighting regularly - ideally three times a year - and winning, then it'll happen.

Bill Beaumont fights Marvin Vettori at UCMMA 40 on Saturday 6th September at The Troxy in London. Buy tickets here

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