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Swedish standout Bilal “Borz” Tipsaev knows very well that trash-talking and taunting bring an element of entertainment in mixed martial arts, but he wouldn’t let those unnecessary antics outside the cage distract him from moving closer to his goal.
The 22-year-old Allstars Training Center representative revealed that his opponent Glenn McVeigh is trying to goad him through his different social media accounts.
Both men are scheduled to face each other in a three-round bantamweight clash on the supporting card of BRAVE CF 54, which emanates live from Konin, Poland on September 25th.
“He (McVeigh) is a funny guy actually, he used to write to me on DMs, calling me a fat boy. I see he likes to talk. If he likes to talk, let him talk if it’s okay for him. What he says, I don’t take it seriously. He’s just trying to hype the fight. But I didn’t know him before,” Tipsaev shared.
Tipsaev also divulged that in one of direct messages he received from McVeigh, the Northern Ireland native seemed to draw shade of his weight-cutting regimen. But to the best of the Swede’s recollection, he hasn’t missed weight so far in his professional career.
“He’s been writing to me saying, ‘Nothing really serious, just make sure that you make weight, fat boy.’ I don’t even know what he’s talking about. He’s a funny guy, you know. When I see what he writes to me, I can understand that his mentality is like a 15-year-old boy,” he said in jest.
“I’m very sure that my life experience is more than his. We are of the same age, but our mentalities are of different levels so I don’t have any interest in talking to him. When I talk with him, I feel like I’m talking with a 15-year-old boy.”
“Borz” cautioned that McVeigh’s jib-jabbing may backfire on him during their staredown at the official weigh-ins.
“I think he forgets that we will meet a day before the fight in Poland, so he should think better before he writes,” Tipsaev stated.
As to how things will play out on fight night, Tipsaev believes that his wrestling will spell the difference against McVeigh.
“I’m sure my wrestling is much better than his. I don’t want to over hype it. It will show in the fight. I hope he is preparing as well. Once we’re inside the cage, it will show who’s the more prepared and better fighter,” he declared.
BRAVE CF 54 takes place on September 25, in Konin, Poland. The event, held in association with Galana Exclusive Championship, will be headlined by the Lightweight world title bout between the champion Amin Ayoub and the challenger Ahmed Amir.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, 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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