Kent vs. Krahn Takes Verbal Tussle Turn
It all started with Kent calling out for better foes and bigger opportunities. Thus he was signed by the Maximum Fighting Championship. Krahn (11-4) responded with accepting the challenge to battle Kent (8-0) at the fast-approaching card slated for Friday, May 4.
And then all verbal hell broke loose. It’s made for some superb pre-fight hype as they prepare for their showdown which is part of the main card airing on HDNet Fights live from the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta beginning at 10 p.m. ET/8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT (check local listings for channel designation).
Shot #1 fired by Krahn.
“I’ve visualized this fight in my head every day,” he said. “I’m going to be aggressive and force him to fight my fight. I don’t see him having any advantage over me regardless where the fight ends up. I see Mike going home with his first loss May 4 … maybe with some of his teeth in a Ziplock bag.”
Over to Mr. Kent.
“Cody thinks I’ll be taking my teeth home in a Ziplock bag? The only thing I’ll be going home with after the fight is the winning purse and Krahn’s spot on the MFC roster,” responded Kent. “For someone who was submitted two fights ago and got beaten for 90% of his last fight he has to know he’s on thin ice and I’ll be more than happy to give him his walking papers.”
Second serve to Krahn.
“I went online and noticed him making some noise about wanting a challenging fight, so I decided the best way to skip to the front of the line was to talk some smack, and it worked! I think I’m under Mike’s skin deeper than his horrible tattoos.”
Return of serve … Kent.
“Cody makes fun of my tattoos because he can’t find any holes in my game to talk about. He should worry less about trash talk and more about how to stay conscious long enough to at least give the fans a competitive matchup. I went online lobbying for a big fight against a tough, well-rounded fighter. We couldn’t find one so I settled for Cody. Once Cody wakes up after our fight he’ll realize it was a mistake taking a fight with me.”
The lively debate has created one of the most eagerly anticipated grudge matches in MFC history, rivaling – and maybe yet to surpass – many of the best anger-filled tilts in the organization’s 12-year run.
Krahn, who is coming off a first-round submission win over Ryan Chiappe at MFC 31, certainly does have his position at stake, and the added extra pressure of pulling off a much-needed victory in front of his home-town fans. Kent, meanwhile, has a lengthy winning streak intact plus a golden opportunity to carry his undefeated run into position to challenge for the MFC middleweight title. The Halifax, Nova Scotia, product, who has fought only once in 2012 after a successful six-bout run last year, comes into his MFC debut with four first-round stoppages under his belt.
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