Murfreesboro, Tennessee: Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships 9: The Return will take place on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Middle Tennessee Expo in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Fight fans will see Alexander Schenk who’s the CFC Featherweight champion make his way into the cage. Schenk won the vacant title by defeating Logan Nash at CFC 6. He is defending his title at CFC 9 against experienced MMA veteran Dallas Manspile.
Schenk took time during fight week and talked to the CEO of FightBook MMA Roberto Villa about his CFC Featherweight title defense. Check out the conversation below.
Roberto: Alexander thank you so much for talking with us during fight week! With your training camp coming to a close, how has your preparation been going while you’ve been getting ready to defend your CFC featherweight title at CFC 9?
Alexander: Training has been amazing! I feel shaper then ever before, and my cardio is on another level. I can’t wait to fight I’ve been missing my home crowd and home cage. I’m ready to knockout this bum March 6th. He has no chance. I’m super excited for the rest of the card as well though. First women’s belt super excited to see that.
Roberto: It was our understanding that after CFC 8, Bo Williams had won the #1 contender matchup against George Pieratt, so he would be the next in line. Do you know why your not fighting the #1 contender this Saturday night?
Alexander: Bo Williams is a pussy. He will never fight for the belt while I have it. Him as well as many others turned down the fight. Bo is scared of me and he should be because he is ass. He has terrible wrestling and non existent striking. So fuck that guy.
Roberto: (laughs) So your opponent for CFC 9 is experienced MMA veteran Dallas Manspile. What do you know about Manspile and where do you think he would stack up in the CFC featherweight rankings?
Alexander: Yea this guy sucks. He’s just a guy that doesn’t care about winning or losing as his record shows. I’m gonna embarrass him. I would rank him under that Tommy guy. This guy is not touching me in the striking so I hope he has been working on his Bjj and wrestling, but then again all my hardest fights have been against Bjj people that are weird so you never know. I’ve seen this fight play out different ways, but the only way for you to know is to show up March 6th Murfreesboro, TN!!!
Roberto: What does it mean to you to be the CFC featherweight champion? We’ve noticed that organization really pushes you out to the public and wants everyone to know who you are.
Alexander: Honestly it’s awesome, Johnathan Ivey is a legend of the sport and to know that he believes in me and likes what I can do is a honor. I just hope to be 10x the fighter he thinks I can be. This is by far one of the best if not the best promotion I’ve ever fought for and I’ve fought for some big promotions. I love you Ivey 😘 (laughs).
Roberto: Let’s say you win Saturday night. We’re looking at the CFC rankings at featherweight. George Pieratt and Adonis Bonilla are your teammates, you’ve already beaten Logan Nash and Ebi Sikpi. Is Bo Williams who you want in the cage more than anybody at CFC 10?
Alexander: I would like to fight Bo Williams in the parking lot after my fight Saturday. After this win Saturday if I win how I have in my mind, I’ll probably not be a Ammy fighter much longer but we will see. Fuck you Bo Williams.
Roberto: Dallas Manspile is planning on leaving CFC 9 with your championship. How do you make sure that doesn’t happen?
Alexander: He’s not going to. I’m gonna show him and everyone else that I am truly the guy, that I’m a once in a life time fighter. He will fight his hardest but I don’t see it being enough. Like I said earlier I’ve seen this fight play out a million ways, even me losing. I’ve trained harder then him and I want it more then him. March 6th CFC 9 we will see. Can he hold me down and win a decision, or will I add to the highlight reel, come and find out. If you don’t have your tickets already go ahead and head to CFCFIGHT.com
Roberto: Always an entertaining interview with you (laughs). Thank you for talking with me Alexander. Is there any loved ones or training partners that you would like to give a shout out to?
Alexander: You’re welcome I’m sure it was a honor for you to give me this interview (laughs). I would like to say thank you to everyone along the way my mother, my sister, my beautiful girl, and all of my family. My wonderful coaches Lance and Jacob, and the best MMA team in Tennessee Harris Holt Martial arts. I would shoutout everyone on the team fighting but that’s too much I love you guys. Lastly but not least Elijah Rodney and Simblic Photography, Kenny Bennet and Train36ixtiy, Robyn Houghton and Robyn Houghton massage, and Miriam Perdomo and Makotek mouthguards.
Float like a butterfly sting like a bee Bo Williams is my pussy.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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