Austin Shoop is scheduled to battle with Ricardo Henderson at Cage Wars 47 on June 26, 2021, at The Armory in Albany, New York. Shoop is looking to increase his record to 2-1 and start the 2021 year off with a bang against a tough opponent who has made similar strides in his game.
This bout at The Armory is part of a two-night event for Cage Wars. Shoop, a Construction Analyst speaks to why he fights inside a cage instead of sticking to his 9-5 job. The young man balances a heavy workload and training pretty well, as he finds himself in the gym training five to six days.
As a former high school football and lacrosse player, Shoop explains the difference between training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, opposed to being a part of a football and lacrosse team. The urge for him to continue competing dragged him into Brian Beaury’s Jiu-Jitsu academy.
Shoop explains what is like training under his coach Brian Beaury. He elaborates on his goals within the sport of mixed martial arts. Shoop mentions he wants to fight as often as possible and not worry about who his opponents are. He also explains why the fight is at a catchweight (180-pounds).
The Brian Beaury BJJ fighter explains his nervous are as bad since his first fight. He plans to stick to his game plan against the tough Ricardo Henderson (2-1). Shoop is confident if he sticks to his game plan, he’ll be able to outstrike his opponent and earn the victory.
Shoop answers the question asked to every fighter. “What is one thing about you that no one knows, but you’d like to share?”. Tune in to hear the answer from the middleweight fighter.
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Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).