Jay Cee: "Hi Linton, great to have you on themmareview.co.uk. Firstly I have to start by talking about your most recent fight against Aurelijus Kerpe at UCMMA 26. You won the fight by submission that night and became the new light-heavyweight champion, tell me how that felt? and give me your thoughts on the fight?"
Linton: "Hi Jay, my last was against Aurelijus who stepped in with two weeks notice after Meiseck had to pull out. When I won the title I didn't really know what to do, it didn't sink in till a few days after. The fight went to plan, I knew as soon as I had him down it was only a matter of time before the fight was going to be stopped. He was a game fighter for stepping in after two weeks."
Jay Cee: "It will be great to see you back in the cage fighting again. You will be taking on Anthony Taylor at Made4thecage 6, tell me how you see the fight playing out on the night? and what do you think of Taylor as an opponent?"
Linton: "Really looking forward to this fight with Taylor, I see the fight ending on the ground. All of my wins have come by TKO or Submission and it won't be any different on the night. I don't really know anything about Taylor, only that he is from Newcastle and is 6-0."
Jay Cee: "What is your favourite part of training? What particular area of your game will you now look to improve or work on in preparation for future fights?"
Linton: "My favourite part of training is the MMA part and circurt training, I love my hill sprints...lol. I am always working on every part of my game and never leave anything out."
Jay Cee: "What gym/gym's do you currently train at?"
Linton: "I train all over but my main gym is Immortal MMA. I also train at Blood, Sweat and Tears and many more to get the best training from every gym"
Jay Cee: "What are your goals for the future? What can we expect to see from Linton Vassell within the next 5 years? Do you have your eyes on any of the bigger shows ie. UFC, Bellator etc?"
Linton: "My goals are to keep the W's coming, collect more gold around my waist and be the best at what I love to do. Within the next 5 years I want to be on all those shows like UFC and Bellator etc. I think my time is now, a few more big wins and I'll have my name on those big lights all over the world"
Jay Cee: "Last question now Linton...Who is your favourite MMA fighter past or present? And why?"
Linton: "I've got a few but Randy Couture for his Wrestling and Jon Jones for everything really...lol.
Jay Cee: "Ok, well that's it Linton. Thanks for taking some out to do this interview with me and good luck in your next fight."
Linton: " Thanks Jay, I would just like to thank my sponsors 16BARS, Heshi Fightwear, MMA Sports Nutrition, Gi Shirts and my PR Fortuna. Also thanks to my trainers and training partners"
Thanks for reading guys,
Jay Cee - http://www.themmareview.co.uk