Anthony Hamilton Says He's Not Looking Past Darrill Schoonover
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.17.2014
Schoonover isn't just a stepping stone...
Anthony Hamilton recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his Maximum Fighting Championships heavyweight title defense against Darrill Schoonover at MFC 39 tonight. Check out the highlights:
On his knockout win at MFC 38: "That's what a lot of fighters dream about. But it's one fight at a time for me, and whoever's next we'll see what's up after that."
On Shoonover: "Darrill is a tough opponent, and I'm honored to fight this guy, so you can't really look past anyone. I haven't really had any trouble with it. I think I'm a little bit older and a little bit more mature now, so I understand the importance of every single fight."
On needing to come in at your best for every fight: "The way the sport is evolving, we really don't have an excuse. We have to perform just the same as every other weight class. We can't be going out there and being extra fat and extra floppy. We have to be athletes, and I think the level of competition that's coming in now, we have to be the best we can be."
On Schoonover's previous losses: "I think some of the guys he lost to were really tough guys, and they would have been tough fights for anyone. That's something you need to take into consideration. But I think he's a guy that has his ups and downs, like everybody else, and I just need to be prepared for the best Darrill Schoonover that there ever was and ever will be."