Combat Vision MMA spoke to Team Fulinkazan fighter Callum Mullen as he prepares to make the first defense of his UK Fighting Championship featherweight title against Connor Hitchens at UK Fighting Championship 5 on October 7th 2017. Callum heads into this fight on a 7 fight win streak and is also the current featherweight champion for Full Contact Contender.
Thank you for taking the time to speaking to Combat Vision MMA Callum. Could you tell our readers about the type of fighter you are.
“I like to make fights exciting. I always come to get the win and looking for the finish. I have had a lot of experience and I don’t need to go for the decision. I’m coming out to finish the fight”
Could you tell us about your preparation for a fight. What does a typical training camp consist of.
“My training is always good. I have just picked up 2 good wins from solid opponents, so I have had a rest. I have got a great team around me making myself better as a fighter. I don’t worry too much about what my opponents are good or bad at, I just train for myself to get better and sharpen my own game. I’m always training hard to make sure I’m ready”
Could you tell us about how you deal with fight week.
“Dieting is the worst part for me. But, I’ll be making sure I do it right this time, instead of leaving it till the last minute”
You have won both the UKFC and FCC featherweight belts. Could you tell us about reaching these landmark events in your developing amateur career.
“FCC and UK Fighting Championship are two of the best shows about for amateurs. They treat everyone like pros and look after the fighters. The belts are nice, but I don’t care about belts, I want the best fights”
You are currently on an 8 fight win streak. What has been the key to your success inside the cage.
“I have got a good team and family around me that motivate me to get better and push forward. I’m always training and hungry to get the wins”
Looking ahead. You will be defending your UKFC belt against Connor Hitchens in October. What are your thoughts on Connor and his fighting style.
“Conor is a good lad. He’s got a big name for himself and he done well at the IMMAF’s. He comes to fight, so it will be good for the fans”
Do you have a timescale or number of fights in mind for when you would like to step up to the professional circuit.
“There is no rush for me, because I’m only 18. I feel confident in myself, my coaches and family who know what’s best for me. I train like a pro, spar with pros and I feel good against them”