MMA Vet Jonathan Ivey is back at it again as he will be hosting Cage Fighting Championships (CFC) 7. This event is taking place on October 12th in Murfreesboro Tennessee. We will see a stacked card including 4 CFC title fights.
FightBook MMA had the opportunity to sit down and talk to James Hairston. He currently trains out of Harris Holt Martial Arts Academy which is a top fight gym in the middle Tennessee area. Under the guidance of head MMA trainer Lance Boyd, Hairston prepares to compete for the second time in the CFC organization. Hairston faces undefeated James Musumeci on October 12th at CFC 7. Check what he had to say about his fight when he sat down with FightBook MMA below.
James it’s unbelievable how many of your teammates fighting alongside you at CFC 7 just a few days away. How would you compare your training camp for this fight with your training camp for your fight at CFC 6 in April?
Man quite honestly I think in this training camp I’ve learned a lot versus last training camp i mean it was my first camp and i didn’t know what to expect from the whole cfc atmosphere this training camp was really smooth.
At CFC 6 you fought Dacarri Turner from Legion’s Jiu-Jitsu and had an impressive performance. That fight was a battle of wills, and you seemed to really come on late in the fight. Can you walk us through that fight how you saw it through your eyes?
In the fight against Dacarri Turner my head wasn’t all into it I was a lot more focused on everyone else my attention was on him of course but just wasn’t focused more nervous throughout and feeling the atmosphere for the first time
October 12th you enter the cage against another fighter coming from a grappling based gym. How do you see the fight going with undefeated fighter James Musumeci?
Against James I’m not impressed by what I saw from him, he came to the gym unexpectedly to come to check out his next opponent. I saw his wrestling and Jiu Jutsu and his standup and I’m not impressed. I’m looking to put him away early on.
The welterweight division in the CFC seems to be wide open now with the departure of welterweight champion Donovan Salvato. Do you have your eyes on the CFC welterweight championship?
Definitely I have my eyes on that belt and it’ll be mine it’s just a matter of time before I am the champion of the Welterweight Division in the CFC
James do you have anybody that you would like to thank or give a shout out to before we close out this interview?
I would like to thank first of all Alexander Schenk my childhood friend more like my brother he brought me into this and I developed a passion for the fight business I would also like to thank coach lance for giving me an opportunity and believing in my ability to fight I won’t disappoint and I appreciate everyone else along the way with me.