302 BJJ’s Buddy Talley has been athletic his entire life. Playing multiple sports growing up, Talley has had a passion for competition for as long as he can remember. As time progressed, Talley found himself in some rough surroundings. After living a life, he was less than impressed with, he decided to make a 180 and start living for the better.
“I wrestled,” Talley says. “I wanted to come back after high school but I kind of, you know, fell with the wrong crowd,” he explains. However, “I got everything straight. My head on straight. I’m where I need to be,” Talley says. “You are who you surround yourself with,” he reflects on a past life. Upon correcting his choices and becoming a better man, Talley found his second home in 302 BJJ. Upon finding the gym that harnessed all he needs; he successfully made the life transformation he desperately needed.
With several years of hard training in the books under the tutelage of Steve McCabe, Earl “Trouble” Small, Larry Edwards, and the crew at 302, Talley’s confidence is skyrocketing ahead of his amateur MMA debut. This Saturday, June 26th, Buddy Talley will be stepping into the cage for the first time against Talha Khan at Maverick 16. Alongside his teammate, Eric “The White Walker” Chase, the pair hold their heads proud and confident representatives of their 302 family ahead of fight night.
“I feel great. I’ve been in here training hard,” Talley says. “I got the best people around. I got the best training partners. Nobody is giving me a harder time than my coach (Steve McCabe), 30 fight pro,” he says. “I feel great! I’m ready to go. I love to bang,” he says. Detailing his eagerness for a well-rounded matchup, Talley contests, “we can wrestle. We can Jiu-Jitsu. It doesn’t matter. I feel confident everywhere!” Confidently predicting, “I’m going to say knockout.”
Tune in above as Buddy Talley checks in with MyMMANews ahead of his amateur MMA debut against Talha Khan. It goes with this weekend, June 26th at Maverick 16th!
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.