On June 21 in downtown Memphis, TN, Jason “The Kid” Knight will be taking on Harry “Wildchild” Johnson. This fight has so much hype around it that it was moved to the co-main event and has “Fight of the Night” written all over it.
Jason Knight is currently 11-1 and trains out of Alan Belcher’s MMA Club. He is a crafty veteran and a win over Johnson could very well put him on the map. We caught up with “The Kid” and talked to him about his upcoming fight with V3.
How did you get started in MMA?
The reason I started fighting was because I was a bad ass kid who loved to fight. This way I could fight without getting in trouble, so MMA became my life. My first fight was when I was fourteen at a bar in Mobile, AL at a place called “The Fight Club.”
What is/are your strengths as a fighter?
My strength as a fighter is my heart and I am very well rounded. I also have no quit in me.
You are fighting a very dangerous opponent in Harry Johnson. Where do you feel you have the advantage in this fight and what are your thoughts on your opponent?
My advantage in this fight should be on the ground. I see Harry as a hell of an opportunity and a very tough opponent.
How do you see this fight going?
I see this fight going to a hard fought decision victory for “The Kid.”
How does it feel to be the co-main event on such a prestigious show?
It feels good to be the co-main event, but I think we will make the main event look boring. Wade Johnson is going to have one tough act to follow.
This event will be televised on internet pay per view at www.ustream.com/channel/
Ticket prices start at $35.
WHAT: V3Fights: Johnson vs Shuffield
WHEN: Saturday June 21, 2014
6:00 pm Doors open
7:00 pm Fights start
WHERE: Cannon Center
255 N Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
ADMISSION: Tickets start at $35
You can get your tickets at www.v3fights.co, any Ticketmaster location, or at the Cannon Center Box Office.
All ages are welcome
For further information, go to www.v3fights.com
V3Fights was founded in Memphis, TN as an amateur fighting circuit in 2009. In 2014, the company made their professional debut. The company’s mission is to provide quality professional MMA events for fans across the mid-south whether it be live, on television, or pay per view. V3Fights is one of the premier launching pads for professional MMA fighters are the next generation of MMA. For more information on V3Fights, visit www.v3fights.com.