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MMA Fighter Interviews: Casey Kenney, Chris Curtis & Shane Burgos with Nick Baldwin

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Our own Nick Baldwin interviewed UFC Bantamweight fighter Casey Kenney & fellow MMA Fighters, Middleweight Chris Curtis & Featherweight Shane Burgos. Kenney’s last UFC fight was against Ray Borg, while Curtis won via majority decision against Matt Dwyer at Fight Night 9, and is fighting next for PFL in May. Then there’s Burgos, who won via armbar in Round 1 at UFC 230 against Kurt Holobaugh, and is fighting next at UFC on ESPN+ 8 against Cub Swanson.

1st: ‘Casey Kenney says week between LFA win and UFC debut at UFC on ESPN 2 was ‘craziest eight days of my life’:

Kenney, who last fought at UFC on ESPN 2 at this recent UFC Philly event, defeated Ray Borg on March 30, 2019, where he won the fight via unanimous decision, bringing him to an 11-3-0 record.

Casey discusses his recent win over Ray Borg at UFC Philadelphia, making his Octagon debut just eight days after winning the LFA interim bantamweight title, how he felt physically against Borg considering he had fought eight days prior, the judges’ decision, Borg’s recent personal issues, what’s next for him, and more.


2nd: ‘Chris Curtis says he plans to buy a tiger if he wins $1 million PFL tournament’:

Curtis, who last fought at Canada’s Z Promotions Fight Night 9, winning via majority decision against Matt Dwyer, bringing his record to 11-4-0, is looking forward to his upcoming bout against Louis Taylor at PFL 2019 #1 on May 9, 2019.

Chris discusses his upcoming bout against Louis Taylor in the PFL 1 main event on May 9, why he signed with PFL, why he likes the tournament format and any challenges it presents, why he’s always wanted to fight twice in one night, what he would do with $1 million, whether he wants to ever fight for the UFC after getting snubbed on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series last summer, and more.


3rd: ‘Shane Burgos was ‘taken aback’ when offered fight vs. ‘legend’ Cub Swanson at ESPN+ 8’

Burgos last fought Kurt Holobaugh at UFC 230: Cormier vs Lewis, back on November 3, 2019, resulting in a rapid win via armbar at 2:11 in R1, resulting in a 17-5-0 fight record. He is excitedly preparing for his recently confirmed bout against Cub Swanson at UFC on ESPN+ 8 May 4, 2019.

Shane discusses his upcoming bout against Cub Swanson at UFC Ottawa, why he was surprised to be offered the fight, where he would sit in the division with a win over Swanson, not fighting as much as he wanted in 2018, and much more.


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