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Jonavin Webb – 1st interview since signing with UFC, found out about contract April Fool’s Day Interviews MMA News 

Jonavin Webb – 1st interview since signing with UFC, found out about contract April Fool’s Day

Jonavin Webb – 1st interview since signing with UFC, found out about contract April Fool’s Day

webbIn his first interview since signing with the UFC last week, Jonavin “the Spider” Webb talks with MyMMANews.com’s Adam Crist to discuss the last week and how it all went down.

Webb who is undefeated as both an amateur and pro (8-0, 1NC) relinquished his Cage Fury Fighting Championships middleweight welterweight title to sign with the largest mixed martial arts organization in the world, the UFC.

When did the champion find out he got the call up?  April Fool’s Day, so of course he thought it was a joke.  Webb walks us through that day and discusses what it was like learning from manager Robert Haydak that he would now be fighting on the big stage.

In his debut on May 9, Webb will fight his former training partner, Kyle Noke, an Australian, in Australia.  He tells us how the odds are stacked against him and he never fought a guy he has trained with but he is looking forward to the fight and possibly even drinking some beers with Noke after the fight is over.

Webb was supposed to defend his CFFC title against Lyman Good in a rematch that resulted in a no contest due to an accidental eye poke, however since he received the call up to the UFC, the title holder will now be decided between Good and Nah-Shon Burrell.

Webb currently has a GoFundMe crowdfunding page up to help offset the cost of travel for his team to Australia. You can help the Spider get there by contributing at http://www.gofundme.com/JonavinWebbUFC

You can follow Webb on Twitter at @jonavinwebb

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Eric Kowal

Eric Kowal

Owner/Editor/Journalist at MyMMANews
Founder of MyMMANews.com - After writing for Ultimate MMA magazine and serving as the editor for U.S. Combat Sports, both of which went on hiatus, I decided to venture out on my own and enlist a staff of writers and photographers that could help me achieve my goal of telling stories that would otherwise go untold. We pride ourselves in taking a deeper look into the fighter, and understanding what makes them tick. - #1 Dad, Marine Corps Veteran, 80's and 90's Pro Wrestling Fan, MMA Commentator, Beer Lover, and avid movie watcher. Seriously..... I watch a lot of movies.

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