ShoFIGHT 24 Fighter Profile: Caleb Dye

 

ShoFIGHT 24 Fighter Profile: Caleb Dye        

MMAMadhouse caught up with Caleb Dye before he goes to war this Saturday. Caleb Dye will compete in the ShoFIGHT 24: ‘Branson Brawl’ Single Night MMA Tournament with 11 other top fighters from the Midwest to become the first BMF Featherweight Champion.

 

Chris Gregory
Caleb, Tell the fans and people a little about yourself. What’s your record and what title do you hold?

Caleb Dye
I’m 23 born and raised in Carl Junction, Missouri. I train with DJ Randal at Proving Grounds Gym in Carthage, Missouri and cross train with Teejay britton at Alpha1 in Joplin, Missouri. I’m currently 8-2 with 5 TKO’s, 1 KO, 1 submission, and 1 opponent could not answer for the third round. I am the Collision in the Cage 145lb champion but fight at both 145 and 155. I’m also a top contender at both CITC and Uncivil War at 155.

Chris Gregory
How long have you been training?

Caleb Dye
A year in January. I’m still very new to MMA but when I decided to start I held nothing back trained 5-6 days a week with a great group of guys and have fought any time I could sometimes back to back weeks

Chris Gregory
What do you think about fighting in an old school single night MMA tournament?

Caleb Dye
I love it! takes me back to my wrestling days. Tournament style is a completely different game this is the first time I have ever been a part of a MMA tournament and I’m excited to see how I match up to the other top guys in the area

Chris Gregory
Do you know a lot of the other fighters in the tournament? What do you think about the possible match ups?

Caleb Dye
I train with both Hardy Friely and Cory Hienz. I also know Daniel Blair and have fought both Sam Smith and Frank Gutierrez

Chris Gregory
so you are willing to fight a teammate if you have to?

Caleb Dye
Cory, Hardy, and I have all set down and talked about and we all agreed regardless of what happens we will remain close friends and teammates. Hardy is like my brother and my whole family loves him so it will be hard to hit him but this is a sport and we all understand that.

Chris Gregory
I respect that. Hopefully you guys won’t have to fight each other.

Have you been training any differently for this tournament?

Caleb Dye
A lot different longer periods while training also I’ve been getting some help from two friends of mine Teejay Britton and Pat “do work” Garcia both have helped me the past month or so putting in extra hours with me getting me ready to fight. And both are very well respected fighters

Chris Gregory
those are 2 great guys to help you train for a tournament like this. What can the fans expect to see from you in this tournament?

Caleb Dye
I’m very explosive anyone who has seen me fight at Shofight or any other fight knows that I don’t waste a lot of time I like to get in take care of things and get out. I don’t like decisions. TKO, KO, or submission I’m capable of all so I’ll do whatever I need to do to win

Chris Gregory
Thank you for giving me the time to interview you. Are there any sponsors or anyone you would like to thank?

Caleb Dye
our sponsors ROCK 107.1, 24 fit, PHD bail bonding, and mad crock energy drink. Also DJ Randal, Dave Myers, and the rest of the guys of Proving Grounds Gym. Teejay Britton, Pat ‘Do Work’ Garcia, and of course my family and friends. Special shout out to my cousin Derick Sowder who passed away November 17 this year he was one of if not the biggest fan of me fighting so I know he’ll be there watching me.

Make sure you catch ShoFight 24 on GFL.TV for $9.99 or get tickets at ShoFIGHT.com. I can’t wait for Saturday night. I think this is going to be the best ShoFIGHT ever.

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  1. OMG! Its so crazy to see k on stuff like this!!!! I’m really proud of him <3

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