Jay Cee: "Hi Ché, Hope you are well. You started your MMA career back in 2003 and since then you have managed to build up a good MMA record of 13 wins - 4 losses. Tell me a bit about how you first got into MMA? and what you did before starting your MMA career?"
Ché Mills: "I started in MMA by training with Mark Weir. I never had any previous MMA experience or any type of combat sports experience before, I just knew that I loved to fight."
Jay Cee: "If I am correct you will be fighting Chris Cope at UFC 138 which will be held here in the UK on November 5th. Please tell us a bit about how this fight came about? and also how it feels to get a shot in the no.1 MMA organization in the world?"
Ché Mills: "It came out of the blue really, I basically got a call late in the evening to tell me...bit of a shock to be honest, but a good shock."
Jay Cee: "What is your most memorable fight in your career so far? and why?"
Ché Mills: "I would probably say my second fight against Zaromskis, mainly just for the fact that I won the Cage Rage title and that it was close to home (Birmingham) so a lot of friends and family came."
Jay Cee: "What gym do you train at? and what is your favorite part of training?"
Ché Mills: "I now train at Trojan Free Fighters, I love my striking and could just spar all day to make me happy. I have got to say that lately since we have had Chico Mendes as BJJ coach I am loving every minute of it! I'm even getting quite good at freestyle wrestling believe it or not!"
Jay Cee: "MMA continues to grow and get bigger all over the globe which is great for the sport. It is especially getting more popular over here in the UK with organizations like BAMMA putting on quality events. What is your opinion on the state of MMA in the UK at the moment? and where do you see it going in the future?"
Ché Mills: "Its crap! They don't look after the fighters enough financially in my opinion. That being said its early days and we do need more mainstream coverage, so hopefully the next generation will benefit."
Jay Cee: "Who is your favorite MMA fighter past or present? And why?"
Ché Mills: "It has to be Anderson Silva, what really needs to be said about the man!? I have a lot of favorite people for different things, but Anderson overall."
Jay Cee: "Last question....Where can we expect to see Che Mills in say 2 years time? What are your goals for the future?"
Ché Mills: "Well my short term goal is just to stay in the UFC and prove that I can hang with the big boys....then who knows? All I know is that I am physically capable and I really get a lot of support from my head coach Paul Sutherland and the rest of the coaches."
Jay Cee: "Ok, great! Thanks for taking part in this interview Ché and good luck at UFC 138!"
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