Animalistic MMA presents Rise of the Alpha this weekend, live from the Guild Hall in Preston, and one man looking forward to gracing the card is Liam Etebar.
It is Liam’s first match up of 2015 and he is raring to get back into the cage and show just how far he has come along in his career. He puts everything into his training each day and reaps the rewards when it comes to fight night.
Ahead of his match up, Liam took some time out to answer my questions ahead of the night.
Thanks for your time Liam. I wanted to start by looking ahead to Animalistic MMA, where you are on the pro section of the night. Firstly how much do you know about Animalistic and looking forward to competing on their inaugural show?
“I don’t know to much about the show, I know its a big venue so I’m looking forward to fighting on Animalistic MMA”.
How much do you know about your opponent on the night and what makes this an exciting match up for you?
“I have seen a few videos of him that’s it. I’m excited about this fight”.
Anything can happen on the night in MMA, but where do you feel you will have the edge over your opponent?
“I train hard in all aspects of MMA and I feel I will be better everywhere”.
Obviously both you and him will have improved since you last competed. Does this make it easier preparing for a match up as you know he wont know what to expect from you?
“Yeah im always improving and getting better, he wont know what to expect from me”.
Looking back on your 2015 so far, how much do you feel you have improved?
“I’m improving everyday, this is my first MMA fight of 2015 so I’m looking to comeback with a bang”.
One part which people don’t see is all the hardwork you put in the gym on a daily basis. What’s an average week like for you training?
“Average week training for me is training twice a day, six days a week, working on everything”.
Another part is the balance between improving in the gym and working as well. What motivates you to keep hitting the gym and looking to improve?
“Because in my head I need to be doing more and working harder than my opponent”.
Who have been some of the bigger influences on your development?
“My coaches,team mates and my family”.
And finally, is there anybody you would like to thank/give a shout out to?
“I like to thank my coaches, Tolly Plested, Kenny Moyston, my manager Sid at mogul management and shout out to my friends and family travelling up to support me”.