One of the key promises of the MMA welterweight division, England’s Jimmy Richardson achieved another significant result on December 11, when he defeated Leonardo Damiani by unanimous decision at Cage Warriors 132 – one of the UK’s most traditional events.
Jamie Richardson, 26, has been trained by fellow Englishman Daz Jones, who is in turn a black belt under Brazilian Leonardo Queiroz. Currently living in London (ING), Léo works as a Jiu-Jitsu teacher and has private security, having trained dozens of students.
In an interview with TATAME, Daz recalled highlighting Léo Queiroz’s teachings and talked about Jamie’s future. In the opinion of the coach, his student will soon be in the UFC, the largest MMA organization in the world.
– After two consecutive welterweight wins, Jimmy is now four fights unbeaten in the division. He’s an incredible talent and the world is starting to see what we see in the gym every day, Jimmy is more experienced and more comfortable in every fight – said Daz, who continued:
– I think Jimmy is literally one, two fights away from the UFC. He started training with me when he was 16, now he is 26, he is a very humble and professional person, he is always learning, training and developing. Soon everyone will see him in the UFC, where he deserves to be, looking for gold in the welterweight division – he added.
A record holder with 11 wins and seven losses in professional MMA, the fighter fueled his desire to make it into the UFC. Keeping his humility with his feet on the ground, Jimmy Richardson cautioned:
– I am a representative of 77 kg and a real name that should not be neglected. My big dream is to get into the UFC and I’ll be there soon. It could take 6 months or 2 years, and that’s my only goal – it’s over.
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