Mitch Clarke Makes his UFC Debut
Local ALLMAX Athlete and Lightweight Canadian Champion, Mitch Clarke is headed for the big time!
With a perfect record of 9-0, Clarke has remained victorious at the local level and his efforts have not gone unnoticed.
Now, for the first time, Clarke will compete in the UFC 140 against John Cholish this Saturday night, December 10th here in Toronto, Ontario at the ACC. This is also Cholish’s first time in the UFC octagon.
“It is a big deal, but if I was fighting John Cholish on a smaller show, I probably wouldn’t have the same emotions. But at the same time, it is a big deal, so you’ve got to treat it like it’s a big deal, but not think about it so much.
“It’s really hard not to get caught up in the moment, but at the same time, when I’m in the gym, I’m working. I don’t want to always be thinking about it because that’s where you see guys stumble — they get caught up in the Octagon jitters, their first UFC.
“I think there is just as much pressure (on both of us) because it’s in the UFC. I think it’s possible that because it’s in Canada — well I hope I get a little bit of support, being Canadian, but I also have to look at the fact that New York is closer to Toronto than Edmonton or Saskatoon.
“I’m the first Saskatchewan-born fighter to get signed by the UFC. It’s a tremendous opportunity; I’m real excited, and I think it’s going to be a good time.”
Good luck, Mitch!
Clarke would like to thank ALLMAX for fueling his athletic training and recovery.
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