Michael Portillo Praises Cage Warriors
Date submitted: 15 July 2008
Author: Mick Bower
Broadcaster and former UK Defence Secretary Michael Portillo was in the crowd at the Harvey Hadden Sports Centre in Nottingham for Cage Warriors: Enter The Rough House 7.
Portillo was one of the most high profile politicians of his generation and was tipped my many to be a future Prime Minister. The debonair Tory got caught up in the atmosphere at the well organised event.
Portillo told the UK MMA website hurtbusiness.com:
“I've surprised myself. It was all very absorbing. It's interesting really because the more violent it was the more absorbing it became."
Portillo picked Jim Wallhead vs Fabricio Nascimento as the fight of the night, and talked at length about how impressed he had been by the two fighters. "Judo" Jim earned a unanimous decision after three exciting rounds.
It wasn’t just the fighters who were praised. Michael Portillo commented on the crowd. He said he enjoyed the atmosphere and that, throughout the night, the standard of behaviour was “impeccable”.