Before Hartsville’s Tyler Edwards fights Georgia’s Thomas Wooley for the Valor Fights Amateur Featherweight Championship at Valor Fights 38 on November 5 at Nashville Fairgrounds Arena in Nashville, Tenn., LIVE on FloCombat, the 6-2, 145-pounder sat down with Pro MMA Now.
Is this the biggest fight of your career?
This title means a lot more than my others. My skills have developed, and this is bigger than the other cards I’ve fought on. I want to win, and I want to do it dominantly.
Do you feel a lot of added pressure with it being a title fight?
I’m already a champion, so every fight is a title fight for me, technically. That’s my mindset. I’ve been in these types of situations a lot as an athlete. I’ve done pretty well when I’ve had to rise to the occasion.
With a win, you’ll be 7-2 as an amateur. Will you be going pro after this?
I’m going to get this one and we’ll see. I’ll talk with my coaches, and see what they feel. I can’t confirm anything. But if it looks good and feels good, we’ll see where it goes.
How do you see this fight playing out?
I’ll take a W any way I can get it. If he wants to stand and bang, we can bang it out. If he wants to take it to the ground, I’ll beat him up there. Either way, regardless of how the fight plays out, my hand will be raised.
How far would you like to go in MMA?
I would like to go as far as I possibly can. I’m not sure how far that will be, but I’m working as hard as I can to make it happen.