World Series of Fighting conference call report
World Series of Fighting 4: DeAnda vs. Spong
August 10th - Ontario, CA - Citizens Bank Arena
- Steve Juon, on behalf of the Wrestling Observer
Tyrone Spong, Angel DeAnda, Ray Sefo, Dave Huckaba, Nick Newell and Keon Caldwell were all on the line for today's WSOF conference call. All fighters featured will be on the live broadcast airing on NBC Sports on August 10th, beginning at 10:30 PM ET (7:30 Pacific). Complete audio is available at http://angrymarks.com/?ArticleID=26518
or iTunes (kw: angrymarks).
Conference call highlights:
Dave Huckaba on his fight with Ray Sefo: "It's a big opportunity for me, especially fighting a kickboxing legend like Ray Sefo. I've put in a lot of camp man. I feel like a lot of people really don't give me the respect that's due to me, a lot of people don't know who I am, so a chance to fight somebody at Ray Sefo's level is gonna be exciting man."
'Sugar' Ray Sefo on his fight with Dave: "I know who he is, he's definitely a force to be reckoned with - his record speaks for itself. I know he's going to be a tough opponent and I know fight night we're going to put on a good show."
Nick Newell on the challenge of Keon Caldwell: "From his previous fights I've noticed that he's won with his striking, he has good power, he's finished fights on the ground as well. I'm just expecting everything. He's a good athlete and he's coming down from 170 so he's used to fighting bigger guys."
Caldwell on facing the undefeated Nick Newell: "It's a bigger opportunity to get my name back out there and let people know who I am. It's an opportunity to put myself back where I need to be at, because I work a ten hour shift sometimes 60 hours a week at a lumberyard and I want something better than this."
Angel DeAnda on Tyrone Spong: "This is the biggest fight of my career so far on the biggest stage. You know I'm ready to go out there and get it on with Tyrone Spong, a great kickboxing legend, trying to make a name in MMA. I'm trying to make my name so it's two hungry MMA fighters trying to make it to the top."
Tyrone Spong on taking on Angel: "I want to thank World Series of Fighting and Sugar Ray for giving me this opportunity, and thank Angel DeAnda for accepting this fight. He seems like a guy who really wants to bring it, and give the fans what they expect - a hard and exciting fight. Everybody who knows me knows that's one of the things I stand for."
Ray Sefo on sharing the card with Spong: "Him and I go back a long way as kickboxers and so, I have a lot of respect for everybody and that's what matters the most."
Sefo on getting Huckaba's original opponent Rolles Gracie back in the mix: "That's definitely going to happen - nothing confirmed yet - but it looks like (Gracie) will be fighting in September."
- Steve Juon, Wrestling Observer
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