Luckily we don’t have a rodent problem at the gym. So no mice were stirring. But lots of fighters were. While kids on the East Coast were heading to bed with visions of sugar plums and Xbox 360’s dancing in their heads, Pro Practice was in full swing.
Jay Hieron hit pads as Shawn Tompkins held them.
Same with Chris Horodecki.
Chris and Jay leave for Connecticut at 7:30am the day after Christmas. Where Jay takes on Delson Heleno for the Welterweight belt and Chris is scheduled to fight Ryan Schulz for the Lightweight strap. Chris has had 4 scheduled opponents in the past 4 weeks.
Jay worked on his wrestling with Gray “The Bully” Maynard. Gray is gearing up for Dennis Sivers at The Ultimate Fight Night on January 23rd.
Joe “Daddy” Stevenson broke camp in Big Bear to have Christmas in Vegas. But he didn’t miss anytime in the gym. Joe takes on BJ Penn for the UFC Lightweight Championship January 19th in Newcastle, England where incidentally they have lots of coals. Hopefully not in children’s stockings.
Elena “Baby Doll” Reid is making final preparations for her MMA debut Friday night at the Riviera for the IFO. Tickets are still available. If you’re coming into town for the UFC on Saturday swing up to the Riviera for a night of great fights at a reasonable price. Call 702.794.9333 and use code Steele 375 for a discount.
Sam Stout worked the heavy bag while waiting for his turn with Tompkins. The man called “Hands of Stone” returns to the Octagon January 19th on the same card as Joe Daddy.