James Brum Counting On Next Fight For Money
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.11.2014
He's currently broke...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, James Brum (14-2) said that he is depending on his fight purse from his fight at Cage Warriors 67 as he is out of money. He cut his time at his day job in order to get ready for this fight. He will fight bantamweight champion Brett Johns (9-0) at the LC in Swansea, Wales. It streams on MMA Junkie at 4 PM PT. Brum said he took all of the money out of his bank accounts to go to Sacramento to train at Team Alpha Male.
On his advantage over Johns: "I've got something he can't buy, which is confidence in the way I speak and act. It's fun suffering and having hard sparring rounds with guys who have fought for the UFC title or will be future UFC champions. I've been there and done that, so when I get into the cage, there's no shock there. I've been in these crap situations, I'll get out of them, and I'll put him those situations he's never seen, and he'll experience pain he's never felt before, and it will end with me with a strap around my waist."
On his training :"It's positive mindset. There's nothing he can change, nothing he can do. I'm going to knock him out and take his belt, which is rightly mine. I'm mentally and physically in the best shape possible. Usually, at this point, it's hard for me to even string sentences together; I'm struggling to think past food. I'm in the best shape ever."
On his financial situation: "After the fight, I'm going to have to work my ass off to get the money back."