Lenny Wheeler Talks Elite 1 Fight: “Don’t Blink”

(Sat, April 15, 2017)– In advance of his return to the cage against Tristan Connelly for Elite 1 in May, top Canadian lightweight Lenny “The Show Stealer” Wheeler sat down with FightBookMMA.

If someone told you when you were a kid that you’d someday be fighting for a living, would you have believed them?

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Well, I always wanted to, but I wouldn’t call it much of a living right now (laughs). But I don’t think I’d believe them, actually. I knew I wanted to fight, but I wasn’t sure if I would be doing it this long (laughs). But here we are.

If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice before your professional debut, what would it be?

I would tell myself to have a bit more patience with my career. I’ve learned a lot through my career, but wish that I’d listen to some people who told me to try to be a bit more patient when it comes to certain things.

What can fans expect for your next fight?

It’s going to be a good fight. Tristan is looking pretty good recently, beating Garret Nybakken for the Unified MMA Lightweight Championship, and he’s on a nice winning streak. He comes forward, I come forward; we’ll see how who backs up first (laughs). Don’t blink.

What would you like to accomplish in the next 12 months?

I want to get back on the winning track, making my way closer to the UFC.

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