On Friday Final Fight Championships 12 (FFC 12) will go down in Slovenia. The main event of the evening features recently-signed by K-1 fighter Paul "Semtex" Daley against Miran Fabjan. There were heated words from Daley and Fabjan at each other in the lead up to the event at the official press conference.
"Of course, I watch footage of all my opponents and I was kind of familiar with Miran because he fought one of the guys I fought earlier this year... Alexander Stetsurenko, something like that. Tough Russian guy. Doesn't matter what his name was 'cuz je got knocked out in thirty seconds“, said Daley.
"They call him (Miran Fabjan) the Slovenian Rocky. Rocky is a movie. This is reality. Friday you gonna see what will happen. Friday is reality! No film! No Adrian! Rocky, this ain't a film! This is reality and you will find that out! Trust me. Slovenian Rocky in not a good name to have. Rocky always get f*** up.“, Paul Said.
Miran replied: "He said he doesn't mind taking punches, but I saw the video. He's a really good fighter in attacking mode, but when you get punched in the face, you don't like it! I saw it! When you hit me, I do not care!“
Paul added: "He (Miran) could not beat any of the guys I spar with! You're not even better than my sparring partners! You're not even better than my students! How about that?! You're no better than my students! You're gonna look like an amateur Friday!“
- FFC 12 MMA
- Dion Staring (111,7 kg) VS Tomaž Simonič (109,5 kg)
- Primož Vrbinc (77,5 kg) VS Viktor Halmi (76,8 kg)
- Bor Bratovž (84,5 kg) VS David Zawada (-)
- Ivica Trušček (70,3 kg) VS Oleg Bagov (-)
- Antun Račić (66,5 kg) VS Zoltan Turi (66,4 kg)
- Luka Jelčić (70,3 kg) VS Valentin Nikolov (-)
- FFC 12 KICKBOXING
- Paul Daley (80,5 kg) VS Miran Fabjan (81,5 kg)
- Mirko Vorkapić (70,6 kg) VS Teo Mikelić (71,1 kg)
- Denis Chorchyp (88,9 kg) VS Darian Paladin (89,1 kg)
- Samo Petje (70,5 kg) VS Kevin Hesseling (71,1 kg)
- Rok Štrucl (109,9 kg) VS Elmir Mehić (105,6 kg)
- Mladen Kujundžić (95,2 kg) VS Dženan Poturak (93,0 kg)
Dave Walsh has been covering MMA and Kickboxing since 2007 before changing his focus solely to Kickboxing in 2009, launching what was the only English-language site dedicated to giving Kickboxing similar coverage to what MMA receives. He was the co-founder of HeadKickLegend and now LiverKick. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works as a writer of all trades.
His first novel, the Godslayer, is available now.