• Interview: Lee Caers talks ahead of CWFC Fight Night 9 bout with Piotr Ptasinski

  • Lee Caers is a British welterweight MMA fighter who trains out of Combat Athletics Academy in Liskeard, Cornwall. He will be facing Trojan Free FighterPiotr Ptasinski, at CWFC Fight Night 9, which is set to take place at the King Hussein Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan, on Friday, October 25th. We got the chance to catch up with Lee Caers ahead of upcoming bout.

    Jay Cee: Thanks for taking some time out to speak with me Lee. You have got a fight coming up at CWFC Fight Night 9 against Piotr Ptasinski. What are your thoughts on Piotr as an opponent?

    Lee Caers: I think Piotr is a very good, tough fighter as are all Trojan Free Fighters.

    Jay Cee: How has your training camp and preparation been going?

    Lee Caers: Training has been going well. I haven’t stopped since my last fight, been doing lots of BJJ.

    Jay Cee: Tell me about some of the specific coaches and sparring partners you have been working with in preparation for Piotr?

    Lee Caers: I do Kickboxing with Allen Willows and have done for along time, so I’m comfortable there, but at the min it’s my BJJ I’ve been improving. I train with head coach and BJJ black belt Mark Tucker and we also have brown belts, purple belts and a great standard of BJJ at our club.

    Jay Cee: You will enter this fight coming off a first round submission win over Aaron Thomas at Cage Warriors 59. Were you happy with your performance in that fight?

    Lee Caers: I wasn’t happy the fight went like that, but I wasn’t disappointed at myself, I weathered a storm from him which I expected and then when I reversed things and it was my turn to give some offence he gave up his back. It’s stupid to give your back to someone with five wins by rear naked choke, so I had to take the win. I would have liked more of a fight, but the win comes first.

    Jay Cee: Do you expect a quick finish like that against Ptasinski?

    Lee Caers: No, I think Piotr is a good all-round fighter and will stand and strike to start, rather than just try and put me against fence.

    Jay Cee: Are you looking forward to the experience of fighting overseas in Amman, Jordan?

    Lee Caers: Yea, I can’t wait. I feel being this far away I won’t have the added pressure of letting friends that have traveled to watch me down, and I think it will show in my performance. Also, it’s great to see another part of the world.

    Jay Cee: A win over Ptasinski would be your third straight victory within the Cage Warriors promotion. Do you think an impressive performance at CWFN 9 could get you a spot on a main card in the future?

    Lee Caers: I hope a win would give me a main card opponent, yes, as I want to fight the best out there and cause upsets.

    Jay Cee: I know there’s not much left of it, but what are your goals for the rest of 2013?

    Lee Caers: My goals are to win, then have a good Xmas and improve my game ready to start 2014.

    Jay Cee: Thanks for taking some time to speak with me Lee and good luck at CWFN 9. If there are any sponsors or people you would like to shout-out or thank, please go ahead and do that now…

    Lee Caers: Cheers. Yes, I’d like to thank all the students and coaches at combat and also Mark Tucker for taking time out to make this trip, MMA-Discount for sponsorship of the gym, and everyone who puts up with me, supports me and watches me fight. Also, I want to thank Cage Warriors for the opportunity to see somewhere I would never have seen, and to perform and entertain for them.

    Thanks again to Lee Caers for the time, I appreciate it.

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