MCC 41′s Matt Rider: “I’m going to beat his ASS”Posted by Admin on Jun 6, 2012 in Articles, Featured, News • No comments
MCC 41′s Matt Rider: “I’m going to beat his ASS”
Matt Rider has long been known as a fighter who finishes fights. Whether it’s by way of TKO, submission or ground and pound, Rider has never been one to let his fight go to the judges.
Sometimes though, an over-zealous game plan can backfire on you.
In his last outing he faced off against an always-tough Joe “The Gentleman” Morris, and was subsequently submitted himself at the beginning of the second round after going for a quick takedown. Obviously heartbroken, Rider returned to the gym to improve his game in hopes to never suffer a defeat like that again.
“That loss was tough for me,” Rider said. “I would win that fight 9 times out of 10. That’s one I want to get back. It goes to show that one mistake, in this game, and you’re losing.”
He may not have a rematch with Morris on the horizon, however, on June 16, Rider will step back in the cage with another fighter known for putting people away quickly; Donovan Carboney- a muay Thai and jiu jitsu specialist whose lone appearance inside the MCC cage lasted less time than the walk to it.
But Rider says that he already has him figured out.
“I know his game plan,” stated Rider. “He’ll come in with big left hook, right uppercut. That’s not going to work with me. Plus he gets tired quick.”
That’s a great deal of confidence coming off a loss, however, Rider has proven to be one of the most exciting and biggest finishers on the MCC roster. After all, Rider slugged it out with hard-hitting Brody Jay, which was definitely a crowd pleaser. That fight, however, was a battle in the lightweight division.
Will he do the same with the bigger, taller Carboney?
“I want to turn this into a close range brawl. If I have the chance I’ll take him down and hammer fist and elbow him until he quits. Basically, I’m going to beat his ass!”
With fight of the night potential written all over, this could prove to be a key match up in the welterweight division, which appears to be wide-open since former champion, Andy “Danger Zone” Branson vacated the belt in 2011.
Either way, it’s going down on June 16!
Complete Nutrition, Spartan Strength and Fourth Down Sports Bar present, MCC 41: Adrenaline, Saturday, June 16 at Hy Vee Hall, downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Tickets are available on-line at www.MidwestCageChampionship.com, Wells Fargo Arena and at all Dahl’s Food Store ticket outlets.
For more information on MCC 41 check out the web site.