Lockdown Fighting Championships. The forthcoming event, held at the Liquid and Envy Nightclub in Stevenage on the 2nd July promises to be even more thrilling than the first!
Q: Hey Jack, please give us a brief resume of your training, height, wieght stats and fight record (grappling and/or mma)?
A: I train where ever and when ever I can. I love long grueling sessions with Valmyr Neto - 1 hour long rolls. I train with whoever is down to train. I was in Brazil training for 1 year every day 3 times a day and I also train with other pros when I can. I do lots of running cross country and skate boarding. I lift weights hardly ever, but rolling keeps me strong!
Q: Why 'Mad'? Would that describe your style?
A: My style is crazy! I see myself as a ninja of BJJ!!!! The 'Mad' name comes from my style outside the cage. I live where ever I can, train, spend most my time sleeping on gym floors, mates' sofas and tents.
Q: You are a brown under Gordo - how often do you train in Brazil?
A: I have been to Brazil 3 times I owe alot to Dennis Asche who has helped me out a lot and I always stay at Connection Rio. I have stayed with Gordo Jiu Jitsu since I was 17 when he was teaching at Gracie Barra.
Q: Looking at the fighters in the Submission 1000, who do you most fancy meeting up against?
A: I'd love to go against the weakest and most inexperienced so I can do lots of crazy stuff............If I'm honest, I would say the Rasberry Ape - he's very skilled and I have a lot of respect for what he has achieved. But when we start to roll, that's gonna be put on hold. I think we will have a good fight.[if we meet].
Q: The prize is £2000!!! What would you do with that money?
A: I would be very tempted to stop at Heathrow on the way home and go back to Brazil with my boys at ConnectionRrio and Gordo Jiu Jitsu but I dont know, I have a lot of students now who I am training with and my classes are getting bigger. I'd probably by myself a van and some mats so I could sleep in my van and travel around teaching BJJ.
Q: Cheers Jack, look forward to seeing you fight!
A: Thanks very much for this opportunity to be awesome x
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