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“I THINK IT CAN GO A LONG WAY”: UFC CONTENDER MIKE GRUNDY DISCUSSES POTENTIAL OF REGULATION AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF MMA

British MMA veteran Mike Grundy made his long awaited and highly anticipated UFC debut on March 16 in the promotion’s featherweight division. The 32-year-old Team Kaobon product from Wigan secured his 12th professional victory with a TKO stoppage over fellow British standout, Nad Narimani, on the card of UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal at the O2 Arena in London.

While MMA remains unrecognized and widely unregulated in the UK; Grundy is no stranger to regulated sport and the necessity for focused sport development from the grass roots. The grappling specialist represented England in freestyle wrestling at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, earning a bronze medal in the 74kg division with a long evolved skill-set that no doubt lent to his MMA career with 8 out of 12 wins coming via submission.

Having both witnessed and been a part of mainstream MMA’s biggest UK night in years, Grundy is confident that far more is yet to come, and through established regulation and youth development, the world’s “fastest growing sport” could yet see another explosion.

 

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