Thoughts of the broken hand that he suffered in his first fight for Strikeforce circled in his head, and he knew that an impressive victory was a must at this point in his career.
Once the fight started, Schmitt quickly closed the distance and threw a head kick that West easily ducked. Two punches later, West was standing over the body of an unconscious Schmitt with a 9 second TKO victory. It was a sudden, and stunning end to the fight, and in true Dustin West fashion, the next challenge was just around the corner.
Dustin West always represents his Irish heritage, from the music that he walks out to, to the kilt that he wears on his way to the cage. His rabid band of followers are known as the “Hooligans”, and they are always present to represent and support West.
The former Marine will not have the “Hooligans” with him this time around, but a dream of another kind will be fulfilled this time when he enters the cage.
West is on his way to fight in Ireland for the first time, and when he arrives, his manager Jeff Hobbs will be documenting the day-to-day events during the trip, and those videos will be posted here on Pro MMA now.
West will be fighting in Rush, Ireland in the main event at “Rumble in Rush 5” against John Donnelly on Feb. 26. Donnelly is widely considered to be the best welterweight in Ireland, and is known for his stand up prowess.
West is also known for his power, winning 3 of his 4 fights by (T)KO, and this fight should be full of fireworks.
Stay tuned here at Pro MMA now to follow West’s quest to bring American MMA to Ireland.