King of the Cage Presents "RUMBLE ON THE RIVER" On Saturday August 1st, King of the Cage heads to Sloan, Iowa to the WinnaVegas Casino Resort for "Rumble on the River" featuring two GreyHats and three title fights. This event is set to air live on MAVTv at 7:00 pm.
So when Caged Aggression announced last year that they'd be having an MMA Event at the 75th Sturgis Bike rally this year I was super excited and wanted to be apart of it.
Anthony "Lionheart" Smith is tearing through all competition and although he's coming off a loss to the tough Roger Gracie, who has only lost to King Mo Lawl, and Tim Kennedy, Anthony gets his chance to fight at the highest level, in the UFC (due to the strikeforce acquisition by the UFC). Smith gets the opportunity to go to Brazil to face off against local favorite Antonio Braga Neto but ends up getting submitted via knee bar in the first round. Although he was knocking on the door he was denied, and shortly after cut by the UFC.
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.