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“COLLUM AS YOU ARE” – AN INTERVIEW WITH ROBBIE COLLUM AHEAD OF CONFLICT 23
Savannah’s own Robbie Collum returns to the Conflict cage on December 6th to face CJ Davis in Hardeeville! We sat down with Collum to fire a few questions his way about Fight Club Hardeeville, his opponent, and what motivates this undefeated fighter to chase his dream of MMA gold. Join us today for another great interview from this card, and check out the entire line up at the bottom!
Ladies and gents, Robbie Collum!
R Eric Ellison: I lived in Savannah for a long time myself. Went to college there. Conflict’s Havoc series is well known as the best MMA in that region. Hardeeville is right over the state line, so the first question I have to ask is; how do you like the Savannah events and does this upcoming card in Hardeeville still feel sortof like an “at home” fight?
Robbie Collum: I love the Savannah events it gives my family the opportunity to all come out to see me perform and put a show on. With the event being in Hardeeville it still feels at home for me it’s just right over the bridge and my family is also able to make this fight.
Heading back to the cage again, what has 2014 meant for you as an emerging undefeated ammy?
2014 has meant a lot to me as an ammy. I have learned a lot from the fights that I have had so far in 2014 and I expect to do nothing more than to continue to excel as 2015 begins
How did you come to competing in Mixed Martial Arts?
MMA is something that I have always wanted to do, I was just waiting for the right time to begin. Once I finished my collegiate career I knew I was ready to start a new chapter in my life.
What did you learn at your last Conflict fight that you’re bringing in with you on Dec 6th?
My last Conflict fight showed me that I am confident in myself and will continue to be confident in every fight that I am competing in.
We have seen you and your opponent CJ Davis fight under the Conflict banner before, putting on awesome fights like yourself. How do you see this clash in your mind?
I know his style of fighting is different versus my first two opponents our matchup should be interesting to watch.
Can you tell us a little about your team and where you train?
I have the best teammates and coaches one could ask for to help prepare for big fights. I train out of Judgment Day Gym and Savannah Combat-Club. My teammates are all great partners and we all push each other in the room to become the best that we can be.
What are some other interests you have outside of MMA?
Some interest I have outside of MMA consist of just being out and about hanging out with friends and family.
With so many people hitting Hardeeville for Conflicts debut there, if you could leave one impression on all these fans on fight night, what would you want it to be?
If I could leave one impression on the fans on fight night in Hardeeville it will be that they will become fans of Team Collum and that they will continue to come to all events to support and watch me climb to the top.
As always, we would love to hear about anybody or any sponsors helping you get ready for this one.
I want to give a huge thanks to “El Real Mexican Restaurant Rincon GA ” and “Alibis bar and grill Rincon GA” as they are my first sponsors and also I want to give a huge thanks to my coaches: Rob Collum, Jamie Day, Stephen Bass, and Lance Dykes.
Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us about this epic battle headed our way. Last question; anybody on the regional scene you have your eye on or would like to face in the future?
There is no one in particular that I have my sights set on to fight. I am just going to listen to my coaches and take each fight one at a time. I am young and not in a rush. But like I said I will take my fights one at a time by not looking past my fight on December 6th! I’m going to work my way to that title shot!
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