By: King Eddie
Leading into this weekends battle at the Blaisdell, HFG Top Team fighter, Sale Sproat, has very little to say in the hype department. As usual with the Moloka'i Cowboy, he is merely focused on the task at hand. Facing one of Anderson Silva's students, Douglas Moura Silva, Sproat will be facing a task unlike any he has ever seen in his career. But to the island country boy, this is merely one more step in his journey.
They say that styles make fights, and I guess they are correct. But in the case of Sale Sproat, his style makes the fight, no matter what his opponent brings to the table. He is an old fashioned gunslinger, some may say. He goes out and shoots to kill with fists blasting continuously.
"I just try to finish the fight. Some people say it's dangerous but, you live by the gun you die by the gun I guess", Said Sale of his style.
Though even the mention of his name on a fight card sends the islands a-buzz, Sproat doesn't feel the need to buy into his own hype. That doesn't mean that he isn't grateful. He loves the fact that many enjoy watching his fights. After all, that is part of the job. But the Moloka'i Cowboy is only doing what comes natural to him, fight.
Though little is known of his opponent, aside from his well known World Champion Coach, Sale isn't worried at all. No more than he is any other time.
"A fight is a fight. It doesn't really matter who it's against. He bleeds red, and breathes air just like me. I am just focused on doing what I need to do."
A known family man, Sproat is never boastful, nor cocky. He is exponentially humble, and it helps him to evolve. Win or lose, he gets better as a fighter, and more importantly a person.
"I believe that you have to evolve at anything you do, not only fighting. If you don't continue to move forward, then the world is going to pass you by. Not only as a fighter, but as a person as well."
So as we get for to watch Sale embark on another march into battle, we sit back and realize why we all love to watch him fight in the first place. He is a Hawaii boy through and through. He is a family man, much like everyone else in Hawaii. And finally, he humbley goes into the cage to finish the fight.
Good luck Sale, Hawaii supports you 100%.