Interview with Richie Lewis above
Richie Lewis (1-0) discusses his lightweight fight against Ernesto Rodriguez (2-0) at Titan FC 71 on August 6. Richie also talks about winning his professional MMA debut earlier this year, what type of camp he’s had heading into this fight and how training with Ernesto lead to this fight being made.
“(Ernesto) was trying to come to Miami, and we welcomed him with open arms (to train). It was my first sparring session … this kid came in and my coach was like ‘alright Richie I want you to spar him’ I toughed him up a little bit, it was competitive. He just seemed disheartened with how the round went. The dude just reeked with envy. I guess next week he goes back to Xtreme Couture and he wanted to fight me. He’s a f—- snake in the grass.”
Covering MMA since 2008, James Lynch is a freelance MMA journalist for MyMMANews and other notable outlets. He’s also a commentator for Rise Fighting Championships. Follow him on Twitter/Instagram @LynchOnSports