Before top middleweight prospect Justin Sumter looks for his third straight finish when he takes on Abe Pitrowski at CES 43 on Saturday in Beverly, Mass., the hard-hitting Connecticut product sat down with ProMMANow.
Are you the top middleweight prospect in MMA right now?
I think so. I’ve got an extensive amateur background, with 14 fights, and I’m building a nice streak as a professional. With Bellator I fought Tim Caron and gave him a run for his money, and my last fights have lasted less than a minute. I’m definitely someone to keep an eye on, and I’m improving every step of the way.
How do you feel about what you’ve accomplished so far?
I feel good, man. I’m 27 and I have a winning record, on a nice little streak. I’m on the brink of that breakout moment. CES — this is the opportunity I’ve been waiting for. I feel great.
What can fans expect?
Fireworks, man. I definitely come out there to finish. I’m definitely looking for another finish, always.
What are your goals for 2017?
I would like to be in contention for the CES MMA World Middleweight Championship. That’s my main goal.