TONY SMITH VS TYLER HART EXTREME CHALLENGE OCT 20

TONY SMITH VS TYLER HART
EXTREME CHALLENGE OCT 20

BY: CAMERON CHRISP AT FIGHTBOOK MMA/MMA POWER HOUR/ IOWA BEAT DOWN

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LOCATION: WILD ROSE CASINO IN JEFFERSON, IOWA

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“The Bad Guy” Tony Smith makes his retirement fight, calling out former teammate Tyler Hart at Team Bad Intentions in Des Moines, Iowa. What started out after some disagreements between Smith and Hart concerning a past bout, had turned vicious on social media. Promoting the fight any longer just seemed to ugly to pursue as much as I would’ve liked, saturated insults and provocations coming from people that supported either side, that never seemed to taper off. Hopefully, after tonight regardless the victor, this chapter will close. Leave no doubt, both sides support will be present, showing their loyal support. I hope when the dust settles both gentlemen can respect the sport enough to say “you got me,” and shake hands. Regardless of its outcome.

Smith: “I’ve had opportunities in the past to be an MMA fighter and squandered those, with drugs in my life, and in and out of prison. So I take this opportunity to showcase my abilities as a fighter. I also have dealt with tragic events in my life, that haven’t changed who I am, as a man, but it molded me into the man I am. I’m brash, I’m in your face, I’m intense. Those may not be the qualities that everyone enjoys, but I’m not here to please everyone. All I want is to put on a good show for everyone and have my hand raised at the end of the night, leaving everyone talking more so, than they have been.”

*The MAIN EVENT will feature Dylan Forkner vs Nathan Endres

Earlier in the week Smith made this announcement:

Smith: “I’m dedicating this fight to the family of a little girl who drowned in Big Creek this last summer. I was the one who pulled her from the water. Her name was Celeste. She was only 2, when she passed away. Since that tragedy, I’ve gained a good friend in Melvin Sandoval, who will be with his family and friends at this event, Her mother Josy Osorio is now, a friend as well. I fight for them October 20.”

Hart stands 6’3’, Smith at 5’11”

CO MAIN will feature Cory Simpson (5 straight ko’s) vs Devin Laseter

The Hart/Team Bad Intentions camp was unavailable for comment. Zech Heller will challenge Brynn Heathcock for the Extreme Challenge Belt

*Also on the card, FightBook MMA’s Fight of the Year nominee for 2018 Ago Huskic will battle Schuyler Lindsay at 145lb