Jean-Paul Bosnoyan (2-0) discusses his upcoming fight with Spike Carlyle at Lights Out Xtreme Fighting 4. The event takes place this Friday night at the Burbank Marriott in Burbank, Calif.
“Mufasa” discusses competing in the Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds over the summer and what he took away from the experience, being a lifelong martial artist and how that has transitioned into the cage, wanting to represent martial arts as his career progresses, the fast start in the sport, being a sponge in the gym, training at Team Oyama, being wise beyond his years as a 20-year-old prospect in the sport, working with Brian Ortega, and much more.
While many may question his motives for taking a big step up in competition so early in his career, Bosnoyan sees it as a welcome challenge and a litmus test to see where he stacks up at 155 pounds.
“Absolutely [this is the toughest fight of my career],” Bosnoyan told MyMMANews.com. I think that’s just a testament to show that I believe in myself. Even though he is the toughest guy, I’m just obsessed with testing my skills. I work so incredibly hard in the gym, and out of the gym, making sure I do the right things. Going up against a guy that’s 7-1 and me being 2-0, to some people they say, ‘No, no, no, you should just wait. Take your time.’ But I believe that I’m ready for this and I wouldn’t take it if I wasn’t. I also feel that I have this need inside of me to test myself and to know, am I ready?
“I just want to know what’s gonna happen. I want to go out there and I want to get punched in the face, I want to punch him in the face. I want to scramble with him, feel what he feels like. I’m so curious to feel that. I’m very, very excited to finally feel that Friday night because I’ve been itching for it this whole camp.”
Check out the full interview with California lightweight prospect Jean-Paul Bosnoyan as he prepares for his toughest test to date against Spike Carlyle this Friday night at LXF 4 in the video above.