His fans have been waiting with baited breath for the return of “Silent but Violent” Cody Floyd (1-0) after his impressive showing at “Strikeforce: Nashville” in April of 2010 and they recently got what they have been waiting for with the announcement that Floyd will be appearing in the cage at Harrah’s Casino in Tunica, Miss., on Oct. 9, 2010.
Cody signed his agreement to appear on the Empire Fights “Night of Reckoning” card on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. He faces Harry Johnson (4-3) of Team Vortex in Memphis, Tenn., and has been training hard at Tupelo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (TBJJ). He has been cross training as well at Team Paragon, The Fight Clinic, and Memphis Judo and Jiu Jitsu.
Cody Floyd, of Team AGEMA & TBJJ, and SSF Academy’s Thomas Campbell, who was ProMMAnow.com’s “2009 Amateur Fighter of the Year“, put on a show that many say was among the best fights of the night at the “Strikeforce: Nashville” event on April 17, 2010. Floyd’s fans have been waiting ever since to see this young talent fight again.
Floyd does his talking in the cage. He is not one to boast or make predictions as his friends and training partners will confirm. He quietly trains in multiple areas in order to make himself the best he can possibly be.
His trainer, Chris Gates, is never easy on his fighters and makes it a point to insure that they are completely prepared for each fight. Floyd’s “never quit” attitude can be attributed to Gates’ constant reminders and his own dedication to being the most explosive fight of the night when he is on the card.
The intensity level is incredible every single time Floyd competes and that intensity spreads like an aggressive virus to his fans who are as dedicated to Floyd as he is to them.
I asked Cody what he thought of the upcoming fight at Harrah’s Casino and he simply stated, “It’s a great venue at Harrah’s and Empire puts on a great show… It’s gonna be a good fight,” as he grinned. True to form, he left me wanting a more elaborate response, but that is Cody’s nature and I shouldn’t have been surprised. One thing is for sure, the matchup between Floyd and Johnson will be one to remember.