Clarksville, Tennessee: Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships 10 will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Appleton Harley-Davidson in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Hunter Harris is a veteran of MMA, but on June 26th in Clarksville Tennessee, he fights in the biggest fight of his career as he makes his debut into the CFC organization against Jamie Lloyd in the flyweight division. CEO of FightBook MMA Roberto Villa spoke with Hunter about his fight and his thoughts on Jamie and making the walk for the first time under the CFC banner. Check out the conversation below.
FBMMA: Hunter thank you for talking with us a little over two weeks before your big fight at CFC 10! How is training currently going?
Hunter: Thanks for wanting to hear from me. I’m currently training with a healthy mix of people, from JiuJitsu, Muay Thai, and hard cardio and strength conditioning. I am majorly training with Jaime Vasquez pretty much daily.
FBMMA: We’ve heard you have been spending a lot of time training with CFC lightweight champion Jaime Vasquez for this fight. Can you tell us what that experience is like?
Hunter: Jaime is just a different breed of a person. He is absolutely relentless. He simply doesn’t step off the gas, his favorite thing to say is pressure. Always pressure,pressure, pressure. If I turn up sparring with him, he turns it up on me and does not let me quit. If I do something incorrect we drill it till it’s right. His knowledge in mma is immense, I’m grateful to have his trust and friendship.
FBMMA: June 26th you make your debut into the CFC organization against kind of a unknown fighter to us Jamie Lloyd. But you’ve trained with Lloyd briefly in the past we’ve heard. What were those training sessions like and who got the best of who?
Hunter: Jamie Lloyd is a respectful, rough country dude. He and I have always had a good relationship and I’m sure that this fight will be explosive, eye catching and thunderous, but sportsmanship all the way. I could not tell you who got the best of who because he doesn’t have the ground experience like I do, and I didn’t have the stand up that I have now.
FBMMA: You have the experience advantage in this fight. Your opponent has never made that walk from the dressing room to the cage before, your opponent has never heard his name called, how do you think those type things will play to your advantage come June 26th at CFC 10?
Hunter: I know how the nerves are. I put 50% of my losses on them. It is difficult to push that adrenaline in the right direction and stay focused and keep your hands up properly or set up a takedown properly. It’s hard to say if he will lose focus, jump for an adrenaline rush, or stay eye to eye focused with no problems. I know I’ve felt defeat, and I simply refuse the feel it this time.
FBMMA: Hunter can you give us a prediction on your fight on June 26th. How do you see it ending, knockout, submission, judges decision?
Hunter: Only the fight will tell that one, I’ve developed a good set of skills with my people, and I plan to throw all of it at Jamie. How hard he fights back will determine, how that fight ends.
FBMMA: Thank you Hunter for talking with us and best of luck to you June 26th. Is there anyone you would like to thank or give a shout out to before we go?
Hunter: I want to think Jaime Vasquez, Jason matherly, all my friends and partners at the Academy, and my new found partners and mentors at the bravo gym, who have come from Chonburi, Nashville MMA and other great gyms. And most definitely have to think my wife and family for their love and support. Thanks for hearing me out!
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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