XFO has booked an exciting professional bout between Cory Galloway and Danny Aguirre. Galloway is currently 4-1, not only has he won his last four bouts, he has finished every one of his opponents. Aguirre (8-3) is coming off a tough loss to Dennis Dombrow. There seems to be a little hype brewing for this one. XFO posted on their Facebook page that Galloway called Aguirre a “clown” and a “wannabe”. Galloway did confirm that it was true but added “I’m really excited about the fight. I think it’s definitely a great match up between two top local 35ers, it will definitely be fun. I’m very confident that I’ll stop him and get the win before three rounds are up”. This fight has the potential to be one of the best fights of the year, and is sure to offer some fireworks. I caught up with Danny Aguirre and asked him about this fight, Cory’s comments and more! Get your tickets for XFO 50 here!
How is training going at the MMA Lab, how long have you been there and when are you expected to return?
Training down here is going great as always. It’s always nice to mix up my training with new training partners. I love coming out to the desert for training camp because all I have to do is train. I’m also staying at The Lab’s fighter house with a bunch of top level pros. So on top of the high level training I’m getting at the gym I also get some valuable tips from other fighters. I’m finishing my second week here in Arizona & I have two more to go before I return home.
Have you had a chance to work with Benson Henderson?
I get to work with Ben almost every day. He’s a very hard worker. He’s pretty much always at the gym & he makes sure everyone is working hard. There are so many top level guys out here that I get to train a lot with as well. Luke Sanders, Andrew Fisher, Scott Holtzman, Chris Gruetzemacher, Effy Escudero, Yaotzin Meza, Victor Meza, Jon Tuck, Brad Scott.. The list goes on and on. There’s a ton of studs at The Lab that nobody has even heard of yet.
I know you were disappointed in your last fight with Dennis Dombrow, what went wrong?
I was coming off a long layoff due to contract issues with a bigger organization that couldn’t get me a fight. It was frustrating because I couldn’t fight anywhere else until I got out of that contract. Also, my team that I’ve been with since day one fell apart so it was hard to find the right training. I was going to about four different gyms to train for a fight. I think that’s a good thing to do in between fights but during training camp you need a home. I feel that it’s important to have a team because you have to fight for something bigger than just yourself when you’re in the cage. Now I’m back at The Lab with a team of good people that inspire me to work hard & pursue my dreams.
Your next fight will be against Cory Galloway for XFO, I saw that XFO had posted some comments on their Facebook page that Cory had allegedly said that you were a “clown” and “wannabe”. Have you heard or seen this and would you like to respond?
I have seen this & don’t have much to say on it. He’s trying to hype up the fight & maybe give himself some more confidence going into the fight & that’s cool. It’s just not me to talk trash & if I did I would come up with something more clever than “clown” & “wannabe”. I had to put up with Brad Scott’s trash talk all day so nothing Cory has to say really bothers me.
How do you see the fight going?
I think it will be a pretty competitive fight. Anything can happen but everyone knows that I’m always looking for the finish.
Coming off of the loss, how important is it to get a win against Galloway? I’m not worrying too much about that. Every fight is important to win so I’m not treating this one any differently.
What can your fans expect to see on March 21st?
Everyone can expect to see a meaner & better skilled fighter when I come back home. I’m in the middle of the desert getting pushed & beat up by some of the best in the business. I’m not at home training with the same guys I train with every day. I’m out here getting better & it will show March 21st.
Anyone you would like to thank?
I would like to thank everyone at The Lab that I train with especially Luke Sanders for kicking my ass & making be better. Thanks to Coach John Crouch for having me back & making me feel welcomed. My sponsors Supreme Promotions & Branshaw Financial for making this camp possible. I’m A Beast Apparel & Lumen Nightclub. Everyone back home for supporting me & my family. I’m lucky to have such a supportive family!