Interview with Jack Claffey aboe
Captain Jack Claffey lacks no confidence heading into his bareknuckle fighting debut at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 25 on May 6, 2022. Claffey (0-0-0) is scheduled to exchange knuckle sandwiches with Brandon Lambert (0-1-0) in a featured fight on the BKFC 25 fight card. The night will be headlined by the Heavyweight champion, Arnold Adam’s (6-1-0), who plans to defend his belt against undefeated challenger, Dillion Cleckler (3-0).
The former WWE superstar is no stranger to being in the spotlight. His opponent, Brandon Lambert has already made it clear that if he loses to Claffey, he’ll retire. And, Claffey has zero intention of allowing him to remain active.
In addition to his opponent, the Englishmen mentioned while on Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast how he’s being called out by numerous fighters ranked in the Top 5 of his division.
While on the Long Island-based MMA podcast, Claffey also discussed similarities between professional wrestling, MMA and bare-knuckle fighting. Plus, he responded to critics calling professional wrestlers making the transition to combat sports a gimmick.
Training at Fighting Fit in Manchester, United Kingdom, up until the week before his debut, he’ll make the trip across the pond to Orlando, Florida, where the featherweight will train at The Jungle in Orlando. He used to train there while he lived in Florida previously.
Before making this decision to leap into bare-knuckle fighting, Claffey fought two amateur MMA bouts back in 2015 and 2016 winning both of them via submission. He also spoke about how supportive his wife is about him taking on this next adventure in combat sports.
Watch the full interview with “Captain” Jack Claffey on Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast where he shares information many people don’t know about him and his fight prediction for his May 6, 2022, BKFC 25 debut against Brandon Lambert.
BKFC 25 goes down at Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Florida. Be sure to visit www.bareknuckle.tv to download the app to watch “Captain” Jack Claffey retire Brandon Lambert in the feature fight of the card.
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).