Daily Sport talks to Alex Reid ahead of Rumble on The Rock

We caught up with Alex Reid ahead of his trip to Jersey to commentate on the DAILY SPORT sponsored RUMBLE ON THE ROCK ‘Eye of The Storm’ in Jersey this Saturday.

1. Have you ever been to Jersey before? No, it will be my first time visiting Jersey.  As a child I went on a number of school trips to Guernsey but have always wanted to visit Jersey, I remember seeing it on TV when I was younger watching ‘Bergerac’. I am looking forward to the trip and hope to be able to explore what Jersey has to offer as well as a great night watching some fantastic MMA fighting.

2. How do you feel about watching grass roots amateur MMA up to full professional on a tropical island? I love grass roots MMA, guys are more hungry and willing to take chances to get somewhere. sometimes professionals may be disappointing.  It’s great to see peoples passion when they are starting out.

3. Do you have any advice for the less experienced fighters? Breath, relax and ultimately enjoy. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t win. I find  reality goes a little weird on fight day as you simply have to focus.  Just enjoy it, it’s a game and a sport.  You’ve trained hard, enjoy the experience and use the nerves for excitement!

4. You have been fighting professionally for over 10 years. A lot of people don’t realise that you fought some beasts in your day including Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua, Jean Silva and Lee Murray. Which of your MMA fights was the toughest? My toughest fight was with myself, conquering my own ego. Each fight has been tough in their own right. My toughest opponent is Alex Reid.

5. Best way to win – Knockout or Submission? With style and class!

6. Which of your many acting roles are you most proud of? I don’t feel I have even started yet with my acting.

7. Who is your favourite Thundercat? Liono, of course!!

8. When can we expect to see you back in the cage? In the Summer, when I’m healed, at my last fight I was injured. I only really fought with one Arm.  I shouldn’t really have fought, but I’m a professional.  I still have some nerve damage, so until that is sorted 100% I won’t fight, but I’m enjoying my training, but watch this space.

9. Is there anything you would like to tell the Daily Sport fans fans that they might not already know? An interesting fact? When I was a kid, I wanted to be a super hero or ninja, I guess I have got as close to that as I can with MMA

 

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