UIC 8: Mario Saeed Exclusive
A submission expert out of Trojan Free Fighters in Gloucester, Mario has won his last two bouts on UIC cards by submission in a total of just 3 minutes and 11 seconds! That's impressive in anyone's books. So can Mario make it a hat-trick of UIC submission wins in just three weeks' time? You'll have to be there to find out!
AddictedMMA: Hey Mario it's good to talk to you today. Ultimate Impact Cagefighting is just over the horizon now! How is training at Trojan going for your fight?
AddictedMMA: After your fight at Pain Pit two weeks ago you must be itching to get back into the cage?
Mario: Yeah I really can't wait to get back in the cage; as the saying goes "if you don't have the skills to pay the bills, you will get beat up from the feet up."
AddictedMMA: You're going up against Sean May on the main card on the 4th, what do you know about Sean and what are you expecting from the fight?
Mario: I don't know much about him apart from that he's a family man, but I'm prepared to fight any man who's willing to get in the cage with me.
AddictedMMA: Your last two fights on UIC cards have ended with quick and impressive submission finishes. Both times I've been very impressed with your performances; I'm guessing you'd like to have a repeat performance of your UIC 7 fight against Sean!
Mario: Yeah obviously I'm in it to win it, and I never really plan my actions but whatever opportunity comes my way, I take full advantage.
AddictedMMA: At the weigh-ins and upon entering the cage you're famous for wearing the black mask. What's that about then?
Mario: Mask????It's a balaclava!! (Laughing)
Some things are better left unsaid.
AddictedMMA: UIC 8 is stacked with some insanely good looking fights which is a testament to Paul Sutherland's matchmaking abilities. Apart from your own which fight are you looking forward to the most?
Mario: The main man, Ben Constantine - his cage will be on fire!! I cannot wait Steve.
AddictedMMA: The main event is a fight I can't wait to see. The trilogy fight between Ben Constantine and Lee Caers, how do you see that fight going?
Mario: Ben all the way mate. That's all I am gonna say.
AddictedMMA: Is there anyone you'd like to thank or send a shout out to?
Mario: Big thanks to Team Trojan, all my coaches, Paul Sutherland, Chico Mendes, Saeeds, Matt Ewin and last but not least, my beautiful girlfriend for all that she does and all that she is and for putting up with my sh*t.
AddictedMMA: And now it's time....for our signature question! Aside from MMA what is Mario Saeed Addicted to?
Mario: Erm.... Living a decent life and being happy - no deposit - not return.
AddictedMMA: Thanks for your time Mario and all the best for August 4th.
Mario: My pleasure Steve; your valued support is always appreciated.
Get your tickets online here: http://www.ultimateimpactevents.com/index.php/cagefighting/upcoming-event
Sean May Interview: http://addictedmma.com/story-Exclusives_8106_UIC-8-Sean-May-quotTrain-Hard-Fight-Easyquot.php
Full UIC 8 Fight Card: http://www.addictedmma.com/story-Cards_7348_Ultimate-Impact-Cagefighting-8:-Caers-vs.-Constantine.php
UIC Relocates to Cheltenham for UIC 8: http://www.addictedmma.com/story-News_7846_Ultimate-Impact-Cagefighting-Relocates-To-Cheltenh.php
UIC Ring Girl Competition: http://www.ultimateimpactevents.com/index.php/cagegirl-competition/ring-girl-entries
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Published by Steve Wickett - Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:11