Adam Spalding – BCMMA19 Interview
4th May 2017
It’s been 6 months since we last saw you in action at BCMMA 17, what have you been up to since?
Since BCMMA 17, I haven’t really had any time out of training to be honest. I’ve continued to develop all aspects of my game. I feel this isn’t really the sort of sport where you can afford to take too much time out of training as it’s ever evolving.
That night didn’t end the way you wanted it to and your 4 fight win streak was ended as you were forced to tap to an armlock. Have you watched that fight back and although you didn’t win, how did you rate your performance?
I have only watched it back once or twice as for some reason it doesn’t play on YouTube! I do feel I didn’t come out as quickly as my opponent did. My opponent also had a slightly unorthodox style, although we prepared for it, I wasn’t able to implement what we worked on in real time which was very disappointing to be honest.
John Kavanagh famously uses the term “you win or you learn” what would you say you have taken away from that fight?
The biggest thing that I took away from the loss was my mental preparation. Physically I felt great and technically I felt I had the ability to win, but mentally I was going through the motions a little bit. Since then I have addressed that issue and it will show on fight night.
Coming off the loss last time what would you say you are looking forward to the next fight more, to almost put the loss to rest and get back to winning ways?
Regardless of if I’ve come off with a win or loss I’m approaching it in the same fashion.
At BCMMA 19 you are set to square off against Sean Watson, what if anything do you know about your opponent?
From what I’ve seen of him he appears to be a well accomplished striker. I also believe he has held a title in k1. In addition to that I know he comes from a well respected gym in Reps MMA, so it’ll be another tough test.
How do you see the fight going and what can the fans expect to see from you come fight night?
I feel I can take the fight to wherever I need to take it in order to win. I’ve proven already in my wins that I have the ability to finish fights via strikes or submission in addition to grinding out decisions.
Did you want to thank anyone?
Massive thanks to my coaches and team mates at Dynamo Fight Sports, BKK Fighters & Suffolk Punch Boxing Club, I’m very fortunate to have a very talented and hard working group of coaches and training partners. Also thanks to my sponsors Break Apparel, OC Industries, Blackhearts & Barbells and Doms Ease Oil.