MFC 36: Graham Spencer talks title fight with Maromo “Its just me and him in there, my hand will be raised in the end”

February 4, 2013

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MFC 36: Graham Spencer talks title fight with Maromo “Its just me and him in there, my hand will be raised in the end”



MFC Staff – Graham Spencer (9-1) and Mukai Maromo(8-2) have already met in the ring once before, but this time at MFC 36 February 15th the stakes are much higher as the world lightweight championship is up for grabs.  Even with Spencer’s victory over Maromo in their first encounter, the MMA media has found a way to make Graham feel like the underdog.  “Yea I feel like the underdog, maybe it’s because they feel like he’s more exciting and that I’m moving up in weight, but at the end of the day it doesn’t matter what the media says , it’s just me and him in there and I visualize my hand being raised in the end.”

Spencer who hails in the beautiful province of British Columbia has moved his training camp all the way from BC to Sacramento, California with team alpha male, which consists of Urijah Faber, Chad Mendes and Danny Castillo just to name a few sparring partners.  You can really imagine how hard this training camp has been on these world class fighters considering they all have fights within a week from each other, making it impossible not to push one another to their limit.

Winning the MFC lightweight championship would be a dream conquered for Spencer who quit his full time job as an electrician the day he signed his MFC contract.  “Before when I had a full time job I used to train 3-4 times a week, now I train 2-3 times a day, I love what I do, I get to live a healthy lifestyle.”

Graham is looking to become the first fighter in MFC history to hold championship titles in two different weight classes. He will move back down to featherweight after this guaranteed war of a rematch with brilliant Striker Mukai Maromo.  Spencer has also been working vigilantly on his stand up with team alpha male’s new striking coach, world renowned knock out artist Duane “Bang” Ludwig.  “He’s (Maromo) not invincible standing either, he’s been dropped in his last couple fights but I still know where my strengths are and I will be on top, aggressively working my jiu-jitsu” expressed Spencer.

The “Afrikan assassin” looked tremendous in his last battle with former marine Adam Lynn in which he scored a knockout victory with a gorgeous knee to the jaw, maybe that’s why the fans and media are giving Maromo the edge but Spencer is an incredible well rounded fighter who had this to say to the rest of the division: “I’m a relentless fighter who will break your will, I am extremely well conditioned and I’m a tough match up for a lot of guys, nobody likes a guy that’s always in their face.”

Graham Spencer will be back in Canada next Wednesday and will be ready to make his way down to Edmonton for MFC 36 which airs live on AXS TV Friday February 15th. Even with all the big names surrounding Spencer he’s staying loyal to his main trainer John Punt from impact MMA in Nanaimo, BC who’s been with him since day one. John will be making the trip down to corner Spencer in his lightweight championship showdown with Mukai Maromo at Maximum Fighting 36: Reality Check.

The only thing negative Graham had to say in closing was “I wish I wasn’t fighting last because if I wasn’t on this card I would be buying my tickets to this event, I am super pumped to see that heavyweight showdown between Mike Hackert and “The prince” Rama but I will be getting ready back stage during all these incredible match ups.”

Tickets for MFC 36: Reality Check are on sale now and available via www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling the MFC Ticket Hotline at (780) 504-2024.

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