Interview: Well-traveled: UFC on FX 4 welterweight Brian Ebersole
Well-traveled: UFC on FX 4 welterweight Brian Ebersole interview exclusive with MMAmania.com
Ebersole recently spoke with MMAmania.com during a special guest appearance on The Verbal Submission where he talked about his new head MMA position at Tiger Muay Thai in Thailand, his journeyman training habits and the brutal sparring sessions at American Kickboxing Academy back in the day in this exclusive interview.
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Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com): You’ve been everywhere. You started in Australia, then Thailand, then Las Vegas and now Illinois in preparation for this upcoming fight against T.J. Waldburger. Is it better for you to have a consistent place or to be traveling all over the world for fight camps?
Brian Ebersole: To be fair, if I had a consistent place, I’d miss out on a lot of things I find beneficial to my lifestyle. I’ve taken a job out of Tiger Muay Thai so I’ll spend a good part of next year. That being said, if I trained there full time and only came out for the week of the fight, I’m gonna miss my family, I’m gonna miss out on training with some of the top guys in the world. We get VIP guests but only for a short period of time. It’s nice to be able to travel and to pick and choose some of the coaching and instruction that I get so I can piece that together. Traveling has always suited me and appealed to me and I’ve found a way to make it work in the past couple years.
Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com): Yeah, you’ll be spending six months at Tiger Muay Thai next year working over there. How did you originally get affiliated with those guys and what led to you getting such a key role?
Brian Ebersole: I got lucky enough to know Ray Elbow when I was back in the US. Not anything big, we’d only met for a time or two but he became big on the internet when he took that Tiger Muay Thai job as far as advertising, promoting and trying to get people out there and see what it was all about. I stayed in contact with him and when I got a chance to get over there, I let him know and he put me in a room and let me train for free.
Read the rest of the interview here: http://www.mmamania.com/2012/6/21/3107439/well-traveled-ufc-on-fx-4-welterweight-brian-ebersole-interview