Alton Cunningham is learning about the rollercoaster ride that is the sport of mixed martial arts. Following his second failed bid on Dana White’s Contender Series, Cunningham went back to the drawing board and asked for a fight with Tyler Vogel. He got his wish.
Cunningham will face Vogel in the main event of Pure FC 15 this Saturday. The event will take place at the Waukesha Expo Center in Waukesha, Wis.
“The Bo-Man” talks about what he took away from his previous fight against Tony Johnson on the Contender Series and his experiences overall on the show, how he has found “rejuvenated love” for the sport following his decision loss in June, going through the grind that is being an MMA fighter, training at Pura Vida and why the team’s philosophy is right up his alley, who is getting him ready for the fight, feeling very confident he will knock out Vogel on Saturday, his goal for 2020 of continuing to evolve in the sport, teammate Montel Jackson’s future in the sport and much more .
The 26-year-old Cunningham also reflected on his young career and, despite his two losses on the Contender Series, he hasn’t given up hope that his opportunity will come down the road.
“It just wasn’t my time,” Cunningham told MyMMANews.com. “I’ll be real with you, it just wasn’t my time yet. I am only 26 years old, I’m at the gym that I’m at for a little over a year. I’m still figuring this thing out, man. I’ll be there for sure, without a doubt.”
Cunningham will look to take the next step towards that proclamation this Saturday in Wisconsin.
Check out the full interview with Alton “The Bo-Man” Cunningham as he prepares to face Tyler Vogel in the main event of Pure FC 15 in the video above.