Marine Corps vet Andrew Floyd goes for gold at Shamrock

Andrew Floyd is quickly establishing himself as a prospect to watch at 205 pounds. On April 6, the fast-rising Marine Corps vet tries to climb to 7-0 when he fights Jeremy White for the Shamrock FC amateur light-heavyweight championship at Shamrock FC 317 in Kansas City, LIVE on FloCombat. Before that, he spoke with FightBook MMA.

How did you find MMA to begin with?

I was a martial arts instructor in the Marine Corps, then I moved out to Wichita and I was contacted by a coach to come try out MMA. The first day I stepped in the gym, I fell in love with it and never quit.

What it is about MMA that you love so much?

I just like fighting. It’s in my blood; I’ve been fighting my whole life. I also really like the camaraderie. When I got out of the Marine Corps, it kind of fills that void. It helps keep me sane (laughs).

You’re 6-0 so far. Why do you think that is?

I have an awesome coach who’s extremely knowledgeable and pushes us to our limits, and I’ve got amazing training partners who push me to my limit every day. I’m never the best guy in the gym, so I’ve always gotta push myself and get better every day.

Are you approaching this next fight, your first title bout, any differently than other matches, or is it just business as usual?

It’s always business as usual. I’m training hard, getting a bunch of different looks. As long as my cardio is there, I’ll be good to go.

What should your fans expect?

It’s going to be fireworks. I’m going to try to keep it standing and fight it out to the bitter end. The first one who drops, loses. We’re going to throw bombs at each other, and I think fans are going to love it.