World Series of Fighting conference call

World Series of Fighting 5 Conference Call Report
Steve Juon (@angrymarks), Wrestling Observer

The MMA World Series of Fighting held a conference call today to promote the WSOF5 card taking place at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City on September 14th. On the call are WSOF President Ray Sefo, heavyweight Andrei Arlovski, his opponent Mike 'MAK' Kyle, middleweight tournament fighters David Branch, Danillo Villefort, Jesse Taylor, Elvis Mutapcic, heavyweights Rolles Gracie and Derrick Mehmen, and more! Complete audio available at or iTunes (kw: angrymarks) for those interested.

Mike Kyle on his fight. "I'm feeling great I'm coming off a great win over Travis Wiuff. I feel really comfortable going out there and showing what I'm capable of. I'd (also) love to fight Anthony Johnson or Tyrone Spong. They are straight strikers. I'm sure the fans would love to see that fight. I'm not looking past Arlovski though. He's a tough opponent he's known for knocking people out."

Jesse Taylor: "I'm really stoked to be part of World Series of Fighting. I'm looking forward to a good fight with Elvis."

Elvis Mutapcic: "I'm real glad to get an opportunity to fight for World Series of Fighting. There's gonna be a good opportunity to show off my skills."

Rolles Gracie: "I'm glad to be a part of this organization that takes care of these fighters and to make my way overdue debut for WSOF."

Derrick Mehmen: "I'm honored to be on the main card and I'm excited to get it on with Rolles Gracie."

David Branch: "I can't wait it's been a long camp. That's my home. I can't wait to go in there and do what I wanna do."

Danillo Villefort: "I'm just glad to be here. My training camp was just great. Perfect. Let's see what happens. I'm ready, I'm going forward, and I'm ready to put on a great show for everyone."

Georgi Karakhanyan: "I'm just trying to feed myself and my family. It's great to have a home like World Series of Fighting. I'm happy I finally landed somewhere that I deserve to be." Does Karakhanyan fear Waylon Lowe's KO power? "He has power in his left hand. I'm prepared no matter what he's going to do to me. I prefer to keep the fighting standing and kick the shit out of him and throw knees but if he wants to wrestle I'll bring my wrestling out."

Mike Kyle on whether he'll duplicate his Travis Wiuff knockout: "I don't try to put a time limit on it. When the knockout comes it comes. I just try to go out there and put on a show and fight. I'm going to try to stay away from him, stay circling, look to take him down and ground and pound him."

Elvis Mutapcic on leaving MFC to join WSOF: "I think you know to keep me motivated I've got to keep stepping up competition, fight guys that are better than the previous guys I fought. And two I'm really glad to be back in a cage. I thought I liked the ring, but the ring is proven not to work for me, you get tangled up in there a little bit. World Series is a great spot for up and coming fighters they've got a lot of hungry guys who are going to do great - I'm just glad to be a part of it."

- Steve Juon (@angrymarks)
Wrestling Observer

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