Before top middleweight prospect Sid Wheeler defends his 185-pound Valor Fights championship at Valor Fights 39 on December 2 in Knoxville against Brendan Allen, LIVE on FloCombat, the Georgia fighter checked in with Pro MMA Now.
How did you find MMA to begin with?
I boxed, kickboxed and wrestled growing up. I wanted to make some money, and I was pretty good at fighting, so it was a natural decision for me to make.
At my gym, everybody fought MMA and I just thought I could do it too. I tried it out, and I’ve done very well for myself. I guess I was right when I thought I could do it (laughs).
Is this the biggest fight of your career?
I don’t think so, actually, but I think it’s going to be a really tough fight. This is definitely a big fight for me. After my last fight, I took a step back. I’ve got to finish this fight early and show everyone that my loss was a fluke, and that I’m pushing forward in my fighting career.
How will it feel to defend your title?
It feels great, man, and it’ll feel great to do it again in Knoxville. I am the champ, and I’m going to do it again. I’m going to keep on moving up.
Where would you like to be 12 months from today?
In the UFC’s top 10 rankings, maybe at 170.