Interview with Daniel Gallemore above
This Friday, April 9, Kansas is set to erupt as Lion Fight 65 comes to town with a star-studded lineup and titles at stake.
In the main event of the evening, Nico Carrillo takes on Josue Cruz in a World Super Lightweight title eliminator. In the co-main event, Angelo Whitley and Taylor McClatchie put it all on the line for the Lion Fight Women’s North American Lightweight title.
In a heavyweight matchup, Daniel “Big Kansas” Gallemore returns to action for the first time in over a year when he takes on Doug Holland.
Fans have become familiar with Gallemore through his illustrious MMA career. A veteran in several top organizations, Gallemore has always been known as a formidable striker with a great ground game to compliment his standup. However, MMA wasn’t Gallemore’s first choice.
“I wanted to do Muay Thai since I was a little kid,” admits “Big Kansas”.
“I watched Kickboxer and probably wasn’t supposed to,” he says. Confessing, “I literally went outside. I remember kicking trees. I was probably 8-years-old,” he laughs in reflection. “I’ve always loved the kickboxing stuff but the MMA thing took off.”
Fast forward to today, the talented Gallemore is set to make his Muay Thai debut under the countries biggest Muay Thai stage in Lion Fight, broadcast in the homes of millions on UFC Fight Pass.
My motivational factor is through the roof,” Gallemore confesses. I haven’t walked around this light in a decade. I don’t know if I’ve ever been this lean before,” he emphasizes. Continuing, “I move so much better!”
While Gallemore hasn’t competed in over a year, he’s confident his new approach to training, mindset, and overall experience will get the job done in his Muay Thai debut. “He doesn’t have a lot of experience,” he says. “I do know that.” Claiming, “I don’t think he can throw anything at me that I haven’t already seen before.”
Discussing the particulars of how he thinks the fight will sway in his favor, Gallemore is “confident my pace and volume should be significantly higher than what he’s gonna be able to have for an output, theoretically speaking, he says. “His skills aren’t as developed.“
“I see habits that he’s got,” Gallemore knowingly says. “Some bad habits that he’s picked up over the time…I’m hoping to capitalize on those!”
Tune in above to hear the full conversation between Daniel “Big Kansas” Gallemore and MyMMANews as he discusses his Muay Thai debut. We go on to discuss some life-altering changes he’s made for himself and his family and much more!
Currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Wilmington University, Adam’s passion for the sport only grows stronger when a fighter’s voice can be heard. He thrives on asking detailed questions to inspire the thoughts behind the punches in hopes that each fighter can find their proper justice. Specializing in pre and post fight interviews for MyMMANews, Adam strives to keep the fight fans up to speed with the most recent and authentic MMA news possible.
He is Co-promoter of Delaware’s premier kick-boxing and Muay Thai organization, IBF Promotions. Recently he has also accompanied MMA organizations Global Proving Ground and XCC as Co-host and ringside commentator.