Scott Hudson on winning Xavier Nash rematch at BTC 14: Clash
Scott Hudson bested Xavier Nash in a rematch at BTC 14: Clash. This took place at RBC Place in London, Ontario on March 5th.
I spoke with Hudson following the victorious performance. Excerpts from our chat are below.
If there were any different components in this rematch as compared to their first fight
“Yeah, I wanted to make some adjustment to kind of hit him up the middle as he was putting pressure on me. And I think I did that pretty well. I was surprised that I wasn’t able to hurt him more and finish him. But I know that there were some big shots that I landed. I wanted to work on moving backward a little bit. Think I was successful at that but just not enough to put him away.”
The short notice opponent switch leading into BTC 14
“Well, Xavier and I have fought each other once. We’ve trained together in between the last two fights a ton. So originally, honestly I said no. Then I mulled it over for the rest of the night and tomorrow’s not guaranteed, right? So I had already been 14 months without a fight. I didn’t want to wait around any longer. And if he’s willing to do it, then I’m on board. Not an ideal situation but you got to do what you got to do. So it was good.”
Proving previous statements that he is someone who’s not averse to fighting somebody he has sparred with a decent amount
“We had that conversation like days prior. It’s true. I mean, I would have felt a lot better about fighting somebody else. But at the end of the day, this is business. I have a lot of respect for Xavier, I have the most respect for Xavier, you know, we’re friends. So there’s part of me that doesn’t want to hurt him. But you’ve got to kind of put that out of your head.”
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What the next step for Scott Hudson could be
“Well, if things are opening up now, there’s gonna be more opportunities for me. I want bigger fights. I want to get signed to UFC or I want to fight for Bellator. I’ve been pretty vocal about that. Me and you keep having these conversations and I keep winning. So I don’t know what else I got to do. I can only control the things I can control. So I think, what’s the point of me doing this anymore? I don’t mean fighting but I mean fighting not on the biggest stage. I think I’ve shown that that’s where I should be.”
Parting thoughts for Scott Hudson
“Just want to thank BTC for having me. I want to thank all the fans in London. I want to thank my sponsors and my coaches. My team and my wife. Yeah, look out for me. I’ll be back in a couple of months.”
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.