Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Anthony “Sugafoot” Adams.
Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 2 which features a lineup of rising athletes looking to make their dreams come true by impressing UFC President Dana White and earning a spot on the UFC roster. The second episode of season four takes place on Tuesday, August 11 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the US.
NAME: Anthony Adams
NICKNAME: Anthony “Sugafoot” Adams
WEIGHT CLASS: Middleweight
AGE: 32 years old – 1/13/88
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0, 185
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Philadelphia, PA
FIGHTING OUT OF: Aurora, CO
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
TRAINER: Elevation Fight Team
TRAINING: Open my eyes, stretch my legs, attack the day with conviction and force. I wait for
the Wildman himself to text me with whatever bizarre training he has for us day by day. It’s
never the same day twice.
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 8-1
Episode 5 (7/17/18) Adams lost a three round split decision to Chibwiken Onyenegecha-Palmer
Thoughts on opponent, Impa Kasanganay? When and why did you start training for fighting? 2014. It’s something I am good at and it brings peace to my psyche when I engage in battle.
What titles have you held? SCL Ammy MMA and Muay Thai welterweight titles. SCL pro super welterweight and middleweight titles, SCL Pro Muay Thai welterweight title.
Do you have any heroes? Thomas Denny
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I have been dreaming and manifesting that moment since the day I first punched someone in the face in the cage. So, basically, it means everything.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Building railroad ties in 100 degree weather in WY.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Best white belt on the planet.
Favorite grappling technique: Omoplata
Favorite Striking technique: Slashing and Cutting
Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005956412180
Instagram account: feets_solo
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2016
- One win by KO
- One first round finish
- 1-0 since last DWCS appearance
- Had 7-2 amateur record with five KO wins
- Origin of nickname: “I was sparring one day and throwing tons of flashy kicks. Allen Washington, a teammate, started a chant and then the whole team was chanting. After the round, my coach was like, ‘Well we have your nickname: Sugafoot it is.’”
Q & A Courtesy of the UFC