Local MMA card promises much
Patrons of the upcoming Mixed Martial Arts event have been promised nothing but high-quality fighting skill from top class fighters next month.
It was based on this promise of top class fighting that Sheldon “The Game” Jones issued fair warning to his opponent Renaldo “Silvaback” Stuart, to bring his ‘A’ game when the two go head to head in the cage during the main event for the Middleweight Championship of the Spartan Caribbean Fighting Championship, slated for April 2 at Ball Park (formerly Ocean Park), Balls, Christ Church.
“I am in top shape, I have no injuries, I have fought against Renaldo several times and I know his strengths and his weaknesses,” said a very confident Jones, during a press briefing at the Chameleon Gym at Wildey Industrial Estate last night.
This year’s event will feature 16 mixed martial arts fighters, eight from Barbados, five from Trinidad and Tobago and three from St Lucia. This will mark the second staging of the event and technical director of Spartan Fighting Championships, Dr Albert Best expects massive crowd numbers in attendance based on the response garnered last year.
He also took the opportunity to share with the public how the overseas fighters were vetted to ensure only high quality fights on the night.
“We make sure that we are privy to what is going on in the region…We know these fighters that are coming in as they have been competing on the scene for a while. We engage the coaches and find out what is going on in their camp and they send us video footage of their best prospects.
“We check their record and check their previous fights to best match them up against suitable local fighters,” Best said.
He also expressed the hope that his event would go a long way in empowering all the clubs in Barbados as the sport offers countless opportunities which have not been fully grasped as yet. (CM)