Shedrick Goodridge: “I’m ready to handle business and put on a great show”

Cage Titans FC makes returns to Plymouth Memorial Hall on Saturday, April 6, 2019 with another stacked card from top to bottom. The promotion will host Cage Titans 43: Sean Lally vs. Shedrick Goodridge.

In the Main Event, Middleweight Champion Sean Lally takes on Shedrick Goodridge in a three round non-title fight. Lally was last seen fighting for a UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series but unfortunately came up short. Goodrige has picked up huge upset wins over two former Top 5 fighters.

Before Goodridge steps into the Cage Titan cage, he sat down and talked to FightBook MMA.

Shedrick  can you tell your fans and everyone else a bit about yourself?

I’m a 29-year-old father of 2 crazy munchkins Michaelangelo and Aryana I’m Liberian family is from West Africa born in Staten Island New York lived there for a little while then Moved out to Rahway New Jersey

How did you end up fighting in MMA and not another sport?

I ended up in MMA because of wrestling I played everything from soccer football baseball basketball the one thing that was different was yes wrestling was a team sport but u had to individually go out there and perform. It’s on you and only you. And wrestling is a major part of MMA so it only made sense I mean also like to fight so that works

If fighting was something you couldn’t do what would you be doing?

Honestly I wouldn’t know probably go back to the army or something I’m not sure fighting is a major part of my life I would definitely open a gym or something and continue pursuing personal training

How do you feel about your accomplishments so far in MMA?

With my accomplishment I feel I haven’t even scratched the surface of what I need to do so I got a lot of work to catch up on.

This is your promotional debut fighting under the Cage Titans banner. Are you excited to finally fight for them or is it business as usual?

I’m extreamly happy to be fighting under the cage titans banner I’ve heard nothing but good things so I’m just ready to handle business and put on a great show

Can you tell us how training is going so far and what can we expect?

Training is going great I have some great guys getting me ready and on point for this fight. It’s a team effort in there, I’m hating every minute of it so you know they’re doing something right (laughs) but I’m peaking at the right time so I’m feeling great.

Alright Shedrick some random questions:

What do you like doing outside of training? Any hobbies you’d like to share?

Outside of training I’m a geek I love anime, I could sit there and watch full days of Dragon Ball Z and not care at all (laughs)…uh Marvel movies, Kingdom Hearts yeah (laughs). I also spend a lot of time with my munchkins out side of training or they are with me when I’m training so yeah they enjoy my geekiness too. Hobbies KiiX170 is my Xbox gamertag if anybody wants to get some work…but I’m always on the move I’ll go out to the park enjoy the weather occasionally hike go out to the city anything that catches my attention I’m for it.

After your fights, what is the go to meal or food you eat?

Alright so I have this thing for when I’m cutting weight there is always one commercial that will play with a certain food which ever one plays the most is what I’m going for (laughs)…but usually Arroz con Pollo I love Spanish food.

Any celebrity crushes?

J.Lo of course and Demi Lavato (laughs).

I have to ask this question which I’m sure you’ve been asked a bunch of times. How did you get your nickname “Chocolate Thunder?”

So my big-headed Coach James Meals thought it would be funny to send it into the athletic commission and then when the guy doing announcements came by he put down Chocolate Thunder I won the fight in 27 secs so it stuck (laughs).

You have a record of 6-10, what have you learned so far from these losses and what changes are you making to keep getting these wins?

With my record I’ve learned I need to look for the finish more I have a good amount of losses I feel should have gone my way where I feel I dominated and I didn’t get the nod. I also feel the comp that I have faced is top class no easy fights so I know I’m right there. Let’s put it like this if you like College football I’ve been fighting in the SEC conference.

Anything you would like to tell your opponent before you face him in the cage?

I wanna tell Sean I love the kid we both have our goals that we will both reach but just as he’s going to be trying to take my head off. I will be out there trying to fuck his ass up (^_^) but on a real note it sucks we had to line up against each other because that’s my people’s but I’m still gunna be looking to beat that ass.

Any goals you want to finish this year in MMA?

In MMA this year I will get over 500 with all going well fighting at least 5x this year and becoming a world champ on the regional level.

Shedrick thank you so much for the opportunity to be able to talk to you. Are there any sponsors or anyone you want to give a shout out the floor is yours?

Thank you so much for reaching out you guys are dope as hell I Can’t wait for April 6th it will definitely be a movie and I definitely want to give a shout out to all my sponsors. NJN (new jersey nutrition) always showing love the best supplement company around they know what they are doing. NJ Savage SDFU my A7fl football team my brothers will beating up on The Vikings the Day after I get my W so I’ll be heading back down to jersey for that Herbal Habits all organic all natural products they are great. Warfareinc always keeping me fresh my day 1 sponsor. The Lovely Niqui Allure…ladies she is a wonderful Lash-artist Master-stylist and Nova Lash Certified she also cuts hair too always keeps her man sharp 🤙🏾😘 RDX they have definitely looked out and held me down with the right gear to get the right work done. Art E Suave illustrations this guy dope as hell with his drawings and cover art. Shout out to all my teammates at driven gym and with the Renzo Gracie family this win will be for you guys I’m ready I feel great so let’s get this work!!!!!!!


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