Taylor talks about his upcoming fight for DREAM, his last fight in Brazil plus his newly started career and family.
Your fight will happen in 2 days, so how are you feeling?
I feel great. I fought last Saturday. This is my livelihood. I just love to fight. It is a dream to fight in DREAM.
This is first DREAM fight, so what is your impression so far?
DREAM puts on a good show. I love the audience here. They show a lot of respect and honor. I hope you like what you see and I stay for a long time.
What is your impression of Dong Sik Yoon?
I know he is a tough guy. Everyone is warning me to be careful of the “Dong-bar.” It is going to be a challenge. I am going to give it everything I have got and hopefully get the “W” (win).
What is your image of how you will finish him?
I hope to use one of the tools in my arsenal that I haven’t used. I hope to stand with him, but I am proficient on the ground as well, as you may know from some of my wins. I hope to finish him early
Are there any Welter-weight fighters in DREAM that you want to fight?
Yeah, there are definitely some out there. I think there are some great match-ups especially now that I am here. It is not my style to call people out, but I think when see me fight you will know there are some great possible matches. I can go down one weight class too, so there are more opportunities
If you can use a few words to describe personality or character, what would it be?
What about you is wild?
Do you think people notice this?
No, I think it comes out when I am fighting and when you get to know me, but I generally try to be well behaved.
Which college did you go to?
Cal. State Fullerton, but I have 3 classes to go still.
Did you win last Saturday?
How long did it take?
I believe it was just over a minute.
What was the event and who did you fight?
It was Total Combat. I fought a guy called Rubin Barrio. It was in Mexico City, so it’s a big city.
I understand that you wrestled in college. What did you accomplish there?
In college I was a 2-time All American. That is my biggest accomplishment. I got third in Pac-ten, and wrestled at NCAA level. I love wrestling but just love punching people.
Do you still consider yourself a college student?
No, I got a chance to fight on a reality TV show, and then started getting good money. I’ve got two boys to support. One of these days I will finish though.
How old are your sons?
My eldest just turned 5 on the 17th so I missed his birthday for this fight. The other is about 4 months. Because I missed my oldest son’s birthday his initials will be on my shorts and t-shirt.
What are the initials?
AJT. Alexander Jacob Taylor
Some people say you look like Nicholas Cage, so how do you feel?
Oh that’s good. I have also heard I look like “Big” John McCarthy from America too. Hopefully I am better looking than both though.