Former NEF amateur flyweight champion, Ryan Burgess (3-2), stopped by The Room to talk with us about his upcoming championship bout with current champ, Tyler Smythe (3-1). Burgess hasn't fought in 4 years, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been training and growing as a fighter.
Burgess and Smythe have been verbally jabbing each other over the past few weeks since the fight has been announced, and it's setting the stage for quite a battle for gold on February 12th at NEF 46. The confidence that Burgess speaks with is palpable, and he is excited to prove to Smythe that he is more than just a grappler. Burgess wants to test Smythe's chin, but he's also prepared to dominate on the ground if it goes there.
The bad blood has been building, and Burgess is ready to show the New England MMA community that he's only gotten better since he last stepped in the cage 4 years ago. "I can't wait to get my hands on this kid", said Burgess during his interview with us.
Check out the full interview below, and make sure to keep an eye out for this fight on February 12th in Portland. This one could steal the show.