Dustin Joynson Talks Title Shot That’s 10 Years In The Making
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CANADA (Mon, May 8, 2017)– In advance of Dustin Joynson’s fight against Grayson Wells for the Havoc FC Heavyweight Championship on June 3 in Canada, the top unbeaten Canadian heavyweight prospect checked in with FightBookMMA.
After three years on the sideline, how did it feel to finally get back in the cage in January to score a second-round, head-kick KO?
It was good. I was nervous going into that; it’s always crazy when you get in there. You never know what to expect and you always have doubts about whether or not you can perform. I’m very happy with how I performed, all things considered.
Was that pretty much the ideal finish for you?
I guess so. My coach and I worked on a few different ways to finish this fight, and that was one of them. When I connected with that kick, I almost didn’t react fast enough (laughs). I kind of paused on the punch, but I was supposed to follow that up a lot quicker (laughs). Oh well.
Did you do anything to celebrate?
(Laughs) Not really. That night, I went out to dinner with my cousin and my brother-in-law, who live in Calgary.
How will it feel to add to this momentum when you’re back in the cage in June?
It’s going to be amazing. I’m happy that my manager, Rob Veevers at Banzuke Athlete Management, could get me a title shot that soon. It seems a bit soon, but I’m ready for it.
What is that belt going to mean to you?
It’s going to mean the fulfillment of a major personal goal. I told many people 10 years ago that I would one day be a champion in MMA. This win would prove to them, and prove to myself, that I could go and do what I set out to do.
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