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Source: Matt Hamill on Quinton Jackson - He would be a challenging opponent for me.
Matt Hamill on Quinton Jackson - He would be a challenging opponent for me. |
MMAyou.com had the pleasure of speaking with UFC light heavyweight fighter Matt "The Hammer" Hamill. Check out what Matt has to say regarding a fight with Quinton Jackson, his fight with Michael Bisping, who he would like to face and much more.
MMAyou.com: How are you doing?
Hamill: I've been doing good.. I took a break from training after my last fight and have just started getting back into it again.
MMAyou.com: Do you know who you’re fighting next?
Hamill: That's up to the UFC, I am ready for whoever they choose for me.
MMAyou.com: Is there anyone you’d like to face?
Hamill: Honestly, anyone who is ranked in the top 10 would be ideal for me.
MMAyou.com: How do you feel you would match-up against UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson?
Hamill: He would be a challenging opponent for me, but I am always ready for a challenge. That's what drives me.
MMAyou.com: Who would you say has been your toughest opponent so far?
Hamill: Tim Boetsch, by far. He landed some hard shots on me and really made me work.
MMAyou.com: I know you’ve been asked a million times about your fight with Michael Bisping but I wanted to ask you this. Do you feel that fight was bad judging or do you think it goes higher then that?
Hamill: It falls in the judges’ hands. I don’t believe there is anything more to it than that. I believe everything happens for a reason. I WAS disappointed in the final outcome of that fight, but good things have come of it.
MMAyou.com: You have a move that you do that is kind of like a guillotine but instead of submitting the opponent you punch them in the face. How did you come up with that?
Hamill: Front head lock comes natural for me. I still consider myself to be a raw fighter that's learning more every day.. I do what comes to mind at that moment. I will try to go for different techniques with each fight that comes my way.
MMAyou.com: Who do you look up to for inspiration?
Hamill: My grandfather, Stan McCoy, he was the one that truly made me believe in myself, and he instilled the heart and fire that I have today.
MMAyou.com: You’re going to be the subject of a movie called “Hamill” which focuses on your early years. You’ve received much criticism from the deaf community about choosing a non-deaf actor. What would you like to say to the critics?
Hamill: I understand their point of view, they want the world to see that a deaf actor can bring as much to a movie as a hearing actor playing a deaf role. But for me, I stand by my decision to have Eben play me, he best represents me as I am, and that's what the movie is about. But I do believe that this film will not disappoint the deaf culture, there will be a wide range of actors/actresses that are deaf and hearing.
MMAyou.com: Is there anything you would like to say to your fans?
I wanted to thank you all for the tremendous amount of support I have received throughout my career in the UFC. I will keep you all posted as to my updates on my website, Matt "The Hammer" Hamill.
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