Jimmy Page from Fighters Only - Boogaloo's an interview!
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Written by Deadly Hooks
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
There are many faces that you see around the MMA scene with their note pads and camera at the fights. Jimmy Page is one of those. He has just completed a book called 'Cage Talk' and has finally realised a dream.
Jim started my martial arts life in 2002 under the semi-fraudulent tutorledge of my local martial arts instructor, but found he wanted to get much more out of it and after meeting Jess Liaudin at an early Cage Rage event, he started at Pancrase London.
"I first got into writing at Cage Rage 8 and began covering shows all over England for smaller websites, getting to coach to Sheffield, Liverpool and Bristol. I then started working for Fighters Only and sherdog. I recently fell out with sherdog and no longer work for them, thank God. Since then, I've begun contributing to MMA Hit Pit, who really care about the UK scene."
1) What have you been doing recently?
Over the last few months, I've been going to as many mma shows as possible - last weekend, I drove from London to Liverpool and back in one night through freezing fog to get to the Cage Gladiators show. It was an excellent event, full of surprises and worth every hair-raising moment on the motorway!
I've also been trying my best to raise awareness about my book on mma, 'Cage Talk' which was published last month. I promise you that it is the finest book ever published! Well, perhaps not, but it would make a fairly decent christmas present for any fight fan.
2) Websites last visited
Cage Warriors is the best source of UK mma information, trolling and hilarity on the internet, so I do browse the odd thread there from time to time.
The Hurt Business and the Fighters Only website are also brilliant for news and info, I go to those ones everyday as well.
3) What have you been watching recently?
I've mostly been chuckling away at DVD's of Marion and Jeff, (a slightly older comedy with Rob Brydon) and also Red Dwarf, classic stuff.
In terms of mma, when I get bored I chuck in a random UFC DVD, usually the Fight Nights rather than the main shows.
4) What music have you been listening to recently?
I usually listen to drum and bass, but recently I've been getting into some 40's and 50's stuff played by these young kids, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis - heart-warming American classics.