After hearing fans speak of TJ Brown I wanted to ask him a few questions just so that we could get to know him a little better. Brown is 21 years old and lives in Little Rock, Arkansas and trains at Westside MMA. From what I have heard he is a rising star in the MMA world, he is undefeated and will be making his V3 Fights debut this Saturday night March 3, 2012 at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, Tn. Read what he had to say then come out and witness his talent first hand.
Me: Do you plan to make fighting a career?
Brown: Although I’m in college, yes I want to make this run into the big show.
Me: What was the defining moment in your life that made you decide to become an MMA fighter?
Brown: I’ve always loved competing throughout my life. I played football until my freshman year in college when injuries and other problems came up and I lost my scholarship. After that life wasn’t the same without competing. I found myself not happy, making wrong decisions. Then I found Westside MMA, Coaches (Matt & Roli) took me from scratch, got me ready for my first fight. I was destined to prove to everyone I belonged, I won the fight ten seconds into the first round by KO. Said to have broke the fastest Arkansas MMA Amateur KO. That was the beginning of it all.
Me: How has this decision effected your family life?
Brown: It’s helped greatly! It gives me direction and hope, if one day I could make it big I’d love to be able to give back to my family. They are my biggest motivations, they have supported me through it all.
Me: Do you compare your fight style to anyone, if so who?
Brown: I admire Jose Aldo, I’d say our aggressiveness, explosiveness, and styles are some what the same.
Me: What or Who has been your biggest inspiration?
Brown: My son, 4 months old, Kyler. When he grows up I want him to be proud of me.
Me: What seperates you from every other fighter in your divison?
Brown: No one works harder than me, I have great coaches and a great team.
Me: What do you think is the hardest style of fighting that is out there?
Brown: Jiu Jitsu
Me: If you can change anything about this sport today, what would it be?
Brown: Over all I think the UFC and MMA are making great progress, said to be the fastest growing sport in the world.
Me: You train under Roli “The Crazy Cuban” Delgado…he fought in Bellator 37, Ultimate Fighter, and UFC 99. Do you think this has given you any kind of upper hand? Also, do you think training under ‘Delgado’ has helped you better prepare for your V3 Fights Debut?
Brown: Yes, without a doubt he knows what it takes to go to the top and fight with the best of the best.
Me: With V3 Fights the Premier MMA Promotions company in the Mid South, how do you feel about being selected to fight on their next card?
Brown: Honored, I will bring my best.
Me: You stand undefeated right now, what are your thoughts as you are about to face the undefeated Brandon Rhoades?
Brown: All do respect he doesn’t concern me, I will fight my fight, I will remain undefeated.
Me: Is there anything that you’d like the fans to personally know about you?
Brown: I’ve worked hard for everything I’ve accomplished in life. I thank the Lord for the opportunity to display the skills and talents he gave me.
If you’d like to learn more about TJ Brown get your tickets and come on out to Minglewood Hall this Saturday night March 3, 2012 and cheer him on as he makes his V3 Fights Debut!
Tickets on sale at www.ticketmaster.com, or contact Chantein Wasion @ 901-647-1458 for VIP tickets
See you at the fights!
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