• Interview with UFC fighter Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman

  • I recently got the chance to catch up with welterweight UFC fighter Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman. Check it out…

    Jay Cee: “Hi Charlie, great to have you on themmareview.co.uk. I will start by asking you about your last fight against Anthony Johnson. Tell me your thoughts on the fight and what you think went wrong on the night? What will you take away from that fight?”

    Charlie: “It was just not my night. When it was time to perform, he was the better athlete. You always take things from a loss. I was able to restructure my training to make it more efficient for my personal style. There are only so many hours in the day, so you have to pick and choose all the elements of your training carefully.”

    Jay Cee: “Before the fight against Johnson you scored a massive victory against Rick Story in a fight which I personally found very entertaining. It was a great performance on your part and turned the heads of many fans. Going forward will you now look to regain some of the momentum built up from that victory against Rick and take the Anthony Johnson loss as a learning experience?”

    Charlie: “Absolutely. I have a great opponent in Daniel Roberts, and I’ll just look to show what got me here in the first place. Onward and upward.”

    Jay Cee: “As you just mentioned, you will be fighting Daniel “Ninja” Roberts at UFC on FX 1 in January. What are your thoughts on Roberts as an opponent? and how do you see the fight playing out?”

    Charlie: “He’s explosive, slick with his submissions, a dangerous opponent. While his BJJ might not be as technical as some other guys, I think it is more dangerous. He has submitted some high level fighters, so that’s definitely something I’ll be training for. I’ll just do what I do. Maybe it’ll take place on our feet, maybe on the ground. My impulses will take over, I’ll just be along for the ride.”

    Jay Cee: “If I am correct you currently train at AMA Fight Club in New Jersey, will you be bringing any specific fighters or trainers in to help you prepare for the fight against Daniel Roberts?”

    Charlie: “I’ve started working with a few new guys to develop my overall game. I’ve continued to do my BJJ under John Danaher at Renzo Gracie BJJ in NYC, so I go with the world’s best on a weekly basis.”

    Jay Cee: “What are your goals for 2012, what can we expect from “The Spaniard” over the coming year?”

    Charlie: “I can promise you that I’m training everyday to be the best I can be. Win, lose, or draw, I will not stop fighting. Keep up to date on my training via my sites – Charlie-Brenneman.com, @SpaniardMMA, and Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman on Facebook.”

    Jay Cee: “Last question now Charlie…Who is your favorite MMA fighter past or present? And why?”

    Charlie: “I don’t have a favorite, but I really enjoy watching Matt Wiman fight. He always brings it and never stops pushing the pace.”

    Jay Cee: “Excellent, well thanks for doing this interview Charlie I really appreciate it. Good luck in your next fight against Daniel Roberts.”


    The End

    Thanks for reading guys,

    Jay Cee.

    Follow The MMA Review on Twitter: CLICK HERE