Before Marcus Sursa travels to Canada to take on top heavyweight prospect Tanner Boser next month for the Unified MMA Heavyweight Championship, the hard-hitting heavyweight wrecking machine checked in with Pro MMA Now.
Why have you had so much success in this sport?
I appreciate that. I’ve had a lot of success, but I’ve also had struggles. This is what I do. This is what I love. When I fight and do good, my family does good too. But when you lose, it sucks to see your family go through that struggle.
Is this your first championship fight?
Oh, Lord no! I just fought for a kickboxing championship two months ago (laughs).
How does Tanner stack up against the other toughest opponents you’ve fought so far?
He’s got the coolest haircut, that’s for sure. He’s a come-straight-at-you kind of guy. He’s tough. He likes to stand and bang. Plus it looks like he’s got some skills on the ground. He’s won the title and defended it for a reason. We’ll see on December 16.
How do you see this fight playing out?
I see myself showing up. I see Tanner running to the ring, doing his sprints around the cage, then running at me, trying to take my head off. But I’m going to finish him. That’s what’s going to happen.
How’s it going to feel to have that belt wrapped around your waist?
It’s going to feel amazing. But, more than that, I can’t wait to take it to my children and take it to my parents. I can’t do what I do without the help of everyone who loves and supports me, and I can’t wait to bring this belt home to them.