I'm rooting for Davey. Sure his ground game will be enough for anybody there.
Good luck ta Davy great lad hope he does well
Both guys will do well IMO, an by the looks of it they on opposite teams an could face eachother
Wooten will win this for sure
I was out in Vegas helping Spencer Hewitt in the try outs. Davey was on form wearing a Gerry Halliwell Union Jack dress with ginger wig. While we all waited around, one interviewer came over and had to speak with Davey about 'why was he dressed like Gerry?' His quick wit confused the interviewer which was funny for the resr of us.
To give you an insight into the tryouts, its probably best to send in your CV to see how many fights you have won (regardless of who you have fought) how old you are.
Some will know Spencer some will not but his grappling round of 2 mins he totally dominated his opponent who was just surviving. We made it through to round 2 - padwork. As his Thai pad mad we worked perfectly even to the point where Diego Bandao shook our hands after we finished and said 'you smashed that, you're definitely through. However we didn't have our name called for round 3 the interview!
Believe me when I say this. There were guys in there that got tapped out 3-4 times in 2 mins, were very poor on the pads but had records of 5-0 and were early 20s.
When we spoke with Joe Silva to ask why? He said 'the weight category is stacked and in the end we had to look at win records and age'
Yea Spencer is in his 30s, but he's got 10 wins and only 5 losses.
I wish all the UK and Ireland guys all the best in the house, but the way in which the UFC selects is boll*cks. One guy who was Mr California got smashed in grappling, had his gf holding pads for him and which was crap and he got through???
Anyway, cant wait til it starts as there were some pretty hots girls there hahaha.
Thanks Jez Lord
Head Muay Thai Instructor at Semtex Gym Essex.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt (2010) Braulio Estima/Gracie Barra Essex
Muay Thai Instructor MMA Terror Squad
Haha...I've not seen the video, but it sounds about right! Was he sat down at a table?
There was another interview he did while sat at our table. I remember him telling us about what he said in the line up.
On that video the guy doing the flashy kicks capoeria style was doing somersaults warming up as well. When we went in the try out room, he sat behind me and Spencer. During the grappling round he was literally commentating on what everyone should be doing while they were grappling. Then it was his turn.....he was put to sleep in about 30 seconds....shouldn't laugh, but i did ;)