XFE Cage Wars
Fighter Of The Week: Desmond Moore
Our XFE fighter of the week is amateur 125lb MMA fighter Desmond Moore. Desmond has lived up to his nickname “M80” erning his third win at XFE 24 June 8th at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem PA.
XFE: How long had you been training before your debut amateur fight? Desmond: My training went on 7 months before my first amateur fight.
XFE: What do you feel are the positives and negatives of being a fighter at 125lbs?
Desmond: I can’t speak for anyone else, but for me the positives at fighting at 125lbs are never worrying about my weight and keeping my diet the same. The negatives are finding amateur fights at this weight class and getting them to stick for fight night.
XFE: What is the hardest part of preparing for a fight?
Desmond: Being in the beginning of my career training to me is fun. At this level there is not to much prep work to preparing for an opponent so I can just concentrate on getting better.
XFE: If given the chance to have a fight camp with anyone who would it be and why?
Desmond: I think any of the top fighters in the UFC at 125 would be great to train with but I think I have similar body types and fighting styles as Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson and could learn alot from each of them.
XFE: What does a typical week of training for you include?
Desmond: A typical week of training for me usualyl involves 2 or 3 boxing workouts, some sparring , jui jitsu technique, high level wrestling with top college and freestyle guys, strength and conditioning, as well as giving wrestling lessons to local kids.
XFE: You currently hold an undefeated amateur record of 3-0, what do you feel is the key to your success?
Desmond: I think the values I learned in wrestling keep me disciplined in my training and of course my coaches and training partners.
XFE: What are your interests outside of MMA?
Desmond: Outside of MMA I enjoy just sitting at home watching movies, hanging out with my friends, and lastly I like passing on the things I’ve learned to the kids I give lessons to.
XFE: What are your plans/goals as a MMA fighter?
Desmond: I would like to turn pro as a fighter and just continue to train and get better to eventually get that shot at a big fight.
XFE: Anything else you would like your fans to know about you?
Desmond: I would like to thank everyone for the continued support and I hope I can continue to put on good fights for you guys. The fans are the reason I can enjoy doing what I do.
Desmond is definitely off to a great start in his MMA career and XFE is proud to have him return to our cage soon.
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