Boots Scraps – Ottawa\Gatineau We Made It!

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Hello everyone!

I still can’t believe my dream, 10 years in the making, has finally come true! I can’t describe the feeling I have now. Every few hours I tell myself in my head ”Oh man…I will be fighting in the UFC” I’m still in shock from the big news on Friday morning!

I have already done a phone interview with Mauro at the Score on Saturday and today I did an interview with Jonny on the Radio Virgin 106.9 !

Here is my interview with Keith from Topmmanews.com :

1-How does it feel to be a signed UFC fighter?

My words can’t describe! I have been training and teaching martial arts for 10 years now…I told Pat when I first met him 8 years ago that I wanted to go as far as I could in the fight world and that if I had what it took to make it to the UFC I wanted to go for it. I have been fighting and training all over the world for the last 8 years of my life full time…

2-Were you considered for the TUF 12 season?

Three weeks ago I tried out for the Ultimate Fighter TV show in North Carolina…I made it very far in the try out and got my hopes really high. Last week I received a call saying I was cut and will not be taking part of the TUF Lightweight season show. I was really disappointed and frustrated. Last Friday morning I woke up with a call from Pat my instructor. He told me that there might be big chances of my being signed for a 4 fights UFC contract and that I will be fighting in Vegas in one month! I couldn’t believe it, I was so shocked! I went to the academy and sat down and signed the UFC contract. Finally I have realised my dream!

3-How do you feel about fighting Gunderson?

I’m fighting in the UFC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOO!

I am leaving for NYC tonight for 1 week training camp to train at the Renzo Gracie NYC and Ricardo’s Academy. I will post in 2days again with pictures and let you guys know how the 1st week of training camp goes. I will be back on Friday night!

I want to say to everyone thank you for all the support through all these years! This is totally a team effort, I couldn’t have made it without you guys!

To my friends, my family, my team and all the Ottawa\Gatineau supporters…
WE MADE IT TO THE UFC!

Couldn’t made it without you! Love you guys!

2 Responses to “ Boots Scraps – Ottawa\Gatineau We Made It! ”

  1. Jason says:

    Gratz! Looking forward to following your UFC career on TMN!

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  2. Cody Rempel says:

    Congrats Mark… hopefully you have room for a Top MMA News patch on your shorts! ;)

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