James Brum Says He's Ready for Cage Warriors 58
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.21.2013
He faces Rusian Abiltarov…
MMAjunkie Radio interviewed bantamweight fighter James Brum this week. Brum is set to face Rusian Abiltarov at Cage Warriors 58. Below are some highlights:
Brum on his level of competition going against Abiltarov: "Who can say that they've fought their last several fights against five top European fighters? They're not in the European top 10 anymore, but that's because I knocked them out of it. The same is going to happen with this guy. He's 10-3, he's the local boy and now he's going to fight a legit fighter and he's going to find out in a big way on Saturday."
Brum on his recent decision wins: "It's the level of competition, I think is one thing – it's the level of fighters. If you look at those records, I think three of them were 30-25 scorecards, so they're dominant wins. I'm going out there to finish. I kind of know I have to finish this Russian – it's what's expected of me, and that's what I want to go and do."
Brum on Abiltarov being the local hero and golden boy: "There's a lot of people out there, a lot of fighters that are getting a shot in the UFC or getting into the UFC because they're a local golden boy. They're a local big-ticket seller or whatever, but they're fighting journeymen…He's a very good fighter and I'm going over there to fight him basically in his backyard. But it's something I'm not afraid of. I'm not afraid to fight anyone."