Washington bred Scope is currently 9-0 in a young career which has been plagued with injury layoffs that have seemingly prevented Scope reaching his potential as of yet.
‘Big Baby’ Scope will not only be returning to the cage but climbing a weight class from Welterweight to Middleweight to face Marshman, who is ranked 6th in the UK standings at the weight.
This doesn’t faze Scope however, who is taking a now trademark confident approach to his fight: ‘I grew up being the smallest guy in the gym and I spar with heavyweights, so strength and weight doesn’t bother me.
“If I’m fit and on the top of my game you can put me in there with anyone it doesn’t matter.”
Scope himself is ranked 7th in the UK Welterweight Rankings having beaten top ranked fighters Ali Arish and Luke Newman in an unblemished career to date.
However, Scope insists that the best is very much still to come and is looking to turn around his recent fortunes with a win against Marshman: “I’ve had a lot of time off and abused my body, so I was out of shape for a long time. So I have a long way to go but when I return you’re going to see a different Ryan Scope.
‘Beating a tough opponent like Marshman and moving up a weight should put me right back in the mix. I’m not about easy fights.’
September marks the biggest card and event that Made 4 The Cage has ever attempted and is the biggest MMA event to ever grace the area outside of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
With Mixed Martial Arts increasing in popularity all across the world more high level fighters are starting to emerge, and the North East seems to be an especially prosperous part of the world when it comes to producing talent with Scope being one of the elite.
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