You think about it and ultimately decide, this could be a good opportunity. You never expect a no call - no show, so you reach back out to the promoter, and accept the fight, he has a good opponent for you and everything is a go. You spend your standard 6 to 8 weeks in fight camp, working out 2 maybe 3 times a day preparing for this opportunity, after all you're a professional and you take this job seriously.
Back in February Anthony Smith (20-10) made a trip to Pennsylvania to compete against Tim Williams (10-1) for the Caged Fury Fighting Championship middleweight title belt. Anthony and his team were nice enough to give us an unprecedented look behind the scenes of the weight cut, traveling and the long walk to the cage. This is a fun little piece giving you a behind the scenes look at what it looks like from a fighters perspective.
ensen was one of the stars on this years version of Dancing with the Omaha Stars, which is presented each year by Omaha Ballroom dancing, and benefits the Sunshine kids.
As a fighter, there are few things like your first experience fighting away from home. Whether you're driving a couple hundred miles or flying overseas, the voyage can be an exhilarating one. It's been a while since I've traveled more than a few hours to compete, but memories from years ago surfaced this past weekend while on the road to see some fights in Iowa.