Matt Mitrione and Alexander Flores will test skills in a hybrid bout as part of Triller Fight Club’s next event.
Triad Combat is set to go down on Saturday, November 27th at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. This middle-ground for boxing and MMA is set to broadcast on FITE TV.
I spoke with Mitrione and Flores at the pre-fight virtual media day. The excerpts from those interactions are below.
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Matt Mitrione and Alexander Flores
Mitrione’s thoughts on if there’s a level of camaraderie between those on the MMA team as they prepare for this clash against the boxing team
“We’ve all reached out to each other and talked about what things we’re working on. Things we find that are working well, a little bit different, frustrating. Boxing is such a sweet science, right? It’s very based around footwork. MMA is not so much. MMA is a lot more pressure and preparing for levels. We know it was takedowns or shots or where you’re gonna attack at. It’s a very different sport overall to kind of prepare for. But we’ve all been in touch and I think we’re trying to make sure we’re all as well prepared as possible.”
Frank Mir saying that these Triller paydays are among some of the biggest of his career and where this Triad Combat purse ranks for Matt Mitrione
“It’s a nice payday. I mean, I’ve had a good financial life. So I’m happy that I’ve done well. I’m glad that I came along in my mature days of fighting when the paychecks started getting really good. So I’m happy about it. I’m glad to see that. That there’s an opportunity for fighters to make good money still.”
Alexander Flores’ thoughts on the main stylistic proclivities that Mitrione brings to the table
“I know he has a good left and is very athletic. He played in the NFL and he fought in the UFC and Bellator. I feel like other than the spinning backfists and the other stuff, I mean I get hit in the face anyway. As long as I’m not getting kicked or taken down, I’m cool with that. But I mean, it should be a good night.”
I’ve been enamored with combat sports for as long as I can remember. I’ve hosted MMA talk shows Lights Out and Pure Fight Radio with featured guests like Jens Pulver, Roy Nelson, Miesha Tate, Mark Coleman, and more. I’ve been an MMA broadcaster for XFFC as well as BTC and have done play by play commentary on live pay per view on GFL as well as FITE TV. I’ve provided written, audio, and video content covering some of the biggest MMA promotions like Rumble in the Cage, Unified MMA, and King of the Cage. I’ve worked as a sports entertainment personality for over five years and given play-by-play or featured promotions of KSW, ONE Championship, TKO, and Invicta FC. My work can be found in the USA Today Sports affiliate MMA Torch, Cageside Press, MMA Sucka, and Liberty Multimedia.