At M4TC9: Night of Champions, Knox demonstrated a slick ground game that eventually earned him the European strap with a first round triangle.
Knox said: “I’m very proud to be crowned M4TC Light heavyweight Champ.
“I was really impressed with the show and my support was amazing so it was good to get the win and the finish for everyone that turned out, both fans and team mates.”
Both fighters came ready and in shape, Truesdale looked to implement some mind-game tactics before the fight pacing up and down looking extremely intense but the relaxed knox says that his days of been intimidated are well behind him.
He continued: “I expected him to try and intimidate me and gain an advantage that way.
“As a famous man once said…. ‘ I’d rather take arrows in the forehead than in the back.’”
The North East lad says that he came into the fight prepared for wherever the fight went and he was prepared for a war but he had every intention of finishing the fight quickly as always.
‘The Guvnor’ said: “ I don’t want to be the guy that goes out to grind out wins on points and letting the judges decide. I will always try to give people an exciting finish.”
With knox now placed on the BAMMA 12 card against Thomas Denham on the 9th March in Newcastle he says there is no reason why he cant break into the top 10.
Knox said: “I’m more than capable of working my way up the top 10 and taking some big scalps.
“The plan this year is to collect their belt, bring it back to the North East and hopefully M4TC will be able to find me some more top guys to defend the title and cement a match up with the top 2 or 3.
“Big things to come from me over the next few years!”
The European champion is also scheduled to fight on the biggest show in Belgium in an elimination bout for their Light Heavyweight title.
As some would say ‘watch this space’ Richy Knox has a lot of momentum behind him and is making a name for himself rapidly.
Knox ended: “ The biggest thanks to Pete Irving for coaching and teaching me so much over the years. Jack Lovett at Spartan Performance for getting me in the best shape I’ve ever been in. Revgear UK, Fightstore MMA and Combat Soap for all their support, products and equipment.
“And obviously I can’t forget all my training partners and M4TC for putting on a brilliant show and giving me and Rab the chance to headline it.”