Confidence high for Daz Wardle following third successive win

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Following his 49 second victory over James l'anson this past weekend at M4TC 9: Night of Champions, Daz Wardle's confidence is as high as ever going into the rest of the year.


This is the third notch he has put in the win column in his last three fights having also triumphed over Steven Fenwick and Brad Austin and he is delighted with how he is progressing.

“I am on a three fight win streak and all three fights together add up to less than three minutes with all of them ending via submission in the first round,” he said.

It has been a frustrating few months for him with the middleweight being scheduled to fight on more than one occasion but they fell through although rust was never going to be a problem for him.

“It had been four months since I last fought and I have had a lot of pullouts,” Wardle told me. “I was supposed to fight on BAMMA 11 in December and then the SFL in India in January but both failed to find me a match up so this was the longest fight camp ever!

“Ring rust definitely wasn’t a problem I was just happy to be matched. I am so used to pullouts though that it didn’t matter to me, a fight is a fight to me and I am always ready for anything.”

The Sunderland star is also pleased with how he performed although does somewhat regret the armbar which broke l’anson’s arm in the process.

“My game plan from the start was to stand and fight but he threw leg kicks and closed the distance and tried to get a trip on me so I reversed it and took him down,” he said. “He was really tough and wouldn’t tap out to the armbar so I snapped his arm and made the ref stop it.

“So, ultimately, I am happy with my performance except the broken arm but of course, I have always got things that need to be worked on as we all do.”

Next up, Daz takes to the cage at BAMMA 12 on March 9th in Newcastle against Team Kaobon’s Paul McBride and knows that he is “a tough guy who is going to be well prepared.”

He also wished all those who took part at the event and will soon be taking part the best of luck as well as Sixth Sense MMA and the Fight Pit for his training partners and coaches.

Sponsors and Smuggling Duds as well as Gladiator Nutrition also played a big part in his success as do his family and friends for their continued support.

A big thanks was sent to friend Jammy G, girlfriend Ashleigh Fontaine and duaghter Levi for putting up with Daz through this and his other fight camps.


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