Jamie Mora-Munoz: “I Want To Be UFC Champ!”

CALIFORNIA (Tue, May 16, 2017)– Before Jamie Mora-Munoz takes on Austin Liu for the 559 Fights Flyweight Championship in the main event of 559 Fights 56, May 26 in Visalia, Calif., the unbeaten Tyson Griffin-trained, 125-pound contender caught up with FightBookMMA.

How did you find MMA to begin with?

It started with pro wrestling. I started watching pro wrestling when I was a kid and I was just fascinated by it. It naturally progressed to MMA when I found out it was fixed (laughs).

Why MMA? Some people go their whole life without getting in a fight.

I’ve actually never been in a street fight or anything like that. MMA is the closest that I’ve ever been to a fight. I love it. It’s human nature; defending ourselves is the most important thing we can known and do.

How excited are you for this fight?

I’m very excited. I’m going to go out there, do my best, have some fun — and hopefully come out with a shiny new belt.

Being in the main event, does that add any pressure to your situation or is it just business as usual?

It’s really no different from any other fight. Sure, I get to headline the event and win a belt, but every fight is the same, really. I’m going to go out there and do everything I can to get my hand raised, and my opponent is going to do the same. Whoever the best man is that night is going to come out with that belt.

What are your goals in MMA?

Ultimately, I want to be the UFC Flyweight Champion. I want to make my living as a professional mixed martial artist. This is what I’ve wanted to do since I was in middle school.


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