Monday, 26 September 2011

Olympians MMA Bantamweight Greg "Mendingo" Knapp calls it a day !!

After Saturdays defeat at Battle of Botnia Olympians Bantamweight Greg Knapp has decided to call it a day, Gregg has recently seen a fall from form and after talking with him he made it clear why,
" I'm just not into it anymore " Remarked Mendingo " I don't have the drive to compete and push myself anymore and Ive taken these last 2 fights without training for them at all "
Gregg is well known for his awkward and aggressive style that saw him reach the top 3 European 135lbers early last year but with his heart not in it its been hard to even get himself back in the gym.
" I just find it all a bit of a chore and I see Paul Reed and Wesley Murch in the gym training and still hungry for it and I just don't have that anymore "  Stated Greg, " Olympians is a very close team and we are like a family but I want to spend more time with actual family and concentrate on life outside of MMA like eating cakes for breakfast "
 Greg is  in good spirits about his retirement and is excited about hat adventures he will encounter next " I want to do some travelling and have a few ambitions to fulfill " he said, but one thing that is certain is that the gym at Olympians will be a lonelier place with out him and he he will be missed by everyone but we wish him well in whatever he does next !!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Olympians Fighters head to Finland after Home Town Victory !!

Olympians MMA Fighter / Coaches Weley "The Immortal" Murch and Paul Reed last night both secured quick first round submission victories in Olympians MMA's Hometown of Bristol on Titan Fight Night,
The pair who fight October 1st on Fight Festival in Finland took the Hometown bouts in preparation for their upcoming International duties.
Wesley will be facing Tough Finnish LW and Bellator signed Janne Tulirinta in what is set to contend for fight of the night as the 2 are used to dispatching opponents fast and in great style, The Fin is a renowned submission wrestling fighter with slick ground skills but is willing to stand and trade which makes for an entertaining opponent for the Olympians fighter who recently stated that he was " Not interested in belts or champions and just wants to be in exciting fight " !!
Paul Reed will face off against promising Fin Joni Salovaara in an exciting FW bout that sees The Olympians man look to climb the ladder of the European rankings and get back to the upper tier of International action, with Fights in Canada,Finland,Sweden and Poland under his belt Paul said " I love fighting internationally and it very hard to turn down any challenge when it comes with the bonu of travelling the world " !!

The whole Olympians MMA Team are training for up coming Bouts and many of Our Amateur fighters are training at our evening classes that are open to the public so come on down and see us at Olympians Training Centre !!