Mein vs Faircloth Tops Prestige Card
So your son is fighting a DREAM champion in two weeks and you are his trainer, you have your own promotion running a show in a week, and another promotion is asking you to fight a UFC veteran in their main event with a week’s notice, what would you do?
Easy answer if you are Lee Mein – take the fight!
Most people are not Lee Mein.
No wonder his Canadian Martial Arts Centre team is so tough. When your coach, who happens to be a grandfather, will take a fight against Ron Faircloth at Prestige MMA on a short notice, how can Tim Tamaki, Dan Chambers, or even his son, Jordan, ever say no?
Lee, who fought one time UFC Heavyweight contender Jeff Monson in his last fight, explains why he took the match against the 33-19 Ron Faircloth.
“I love to get in there and scrap especially against tough opponents, it’s always a challenge!. It would be nice to have a few week’s notice to get some training in but that doesn’t always happen. I don’t need to worry about protecting my record for my future fight career so let’s get in there and mix it up.”
Indeed Mein, who’s record is 4-9, does not protect his record. He fights anyone and on May 28th, Ron Faircloth’s name will be placed on Lee’s resume along with other notable former UFCers like Krzysztof Soszynski, Dan Severn, and the previously mentioned Monson.
Unlike the other former UFCers, Mein should be the much bigger fighter come fight time. Faircloth has previously fought at Light-Heavyweight and the Prestige main event will be at Heavyweight. However, Lee is unsure this is an advantage.
The fight will be at heavyweight, not sure what he walks around at I am sure I will be bigger. I am not sure if that’s an advantage unless I am on top. I think I will have a power advantage, but the key will be finding the opportunity to use it. Smaller guys have speed on me and with his experience his timing will be good, so we will close the cage door and see what happens.
Prestige promoter Sandy Bowman believes the fight is a toss up,
“I am super excited for this one. I like Ron and Lee and the fight can go either way. I know what Lee wants to do and I know what Ron wants to do. It should be a great main event with two MMA veterans.”
Fans should not expect a three round war when big guys like Lee are fighting. This one should end early. Lee, who is always humorous, offers his prediction on the fight.
“I predict win or lose I will be very tired and the fans will have gotten there monies worth.”
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