Interview with Brian Maxwell above – Check it out
Brian Maxwell discusses his boxing fight against former NFL player Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson at Mayweather vs. Paul on June 5. Brian also talks about how he got involved in combat sports, working at a car dealership for his day job and how UFC welterweight helped him get this boxing fight against Chad Johnson.
“I’m still trying to figure out how many name came up into this. Like I’ve had several conversations with Chad on the phone. We had a conversation and he was like my name came up through Jorge Masvidal and someone else. I was like ‘what? how do they know me?’ I was freaked out by that. Of course, I fight for Bare Knuckle and I have a decent following. I feel like I got some star power with Bare Knuckle. I was very grateful they chose me, I’m still trying to figure out how they chose me. But like I said I accepted the fight and now I get to fight my idol.”
Covering MMA since 2008, James Lynch is a freelance MMA journalist for MyMMANews and other notable outlets. He’s also a commentator for Rise Fighting Championships. Follow him on Twitter/Instagram @LynchOnSports