Although he has not fought in over a year, ‘Ready Steady’ insists he is well prepared for battle at the Rainton Meadows arena when the bout comes around but is not taking his opponent for granted.
He said: “Training has gone very well for this fight and the team have got me well prepared and ready for a war. My opponent has a 3-0 record so that speaks for itself and he will be a hard and tough opponent but we are both defending our unbeaten records so should make for a great fight.
“It would be great to get the win for Christmas and end the year on a high and get ready for next year.”
Cook is hoping that the fight next weekend, which is sponsored by Penshaw View Training, lives up to some of his previous fights and was also full of praise for Made4TheCage, saying it is a stage he loves to fight on.
“My debut pro fight took place on Made4TheCage and was over in 17 seconds and that was a great buzz and my second fight didn’t go as well as that one because I got the win but it wasn’t how I wanted it,” he said. “I was being headbutted repeatedly so the other guy got disqualified.
“But it has been over a year since I last stepped into the cage but I am ready to leave it all in there to keep this run going and further my career on one of the biggest stages in MMA. Made4TheCage is the biggest show in the North East so thanks to them for putting this fight together.”
Cook has also thanked the guys at the gym who he trains with every day at NFA for getting him ready for this fight and continually pushing him to the limit as well as Andrew Fisher and “Judo” Mick and The Fight Pit lads for their help too.