By: King Eddie
Local fighter and UFC veteran, Shane Nelson, has just announced his signing of a 3 fight deal with the Canada based Maximum Fighting Championships.
This will be his Featherweight debut against the 8-1 Graham Spencer on October 26 from Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Though his Canadian opponent is riding a 3 fight win streak, "Sugar" Shane is looking to end it with a finish. As a fighter making his rebirth in a new division, Nelson knows that this is the perfect time to make a statement. The bout is set to be the Co-Main event on AXS TV (formerly HDnet).
"I almost had a fight against Drew Fickett at an MFC event. Ever since then my manager has really been putting in work" Said Nelson. "I haven't seen this guy fight but I heard he likes to take you down and grind it out. He's gonna have a hard time doing that with me. Even if he gets me down, I'm going to punish him."
As a fighter who made his name known battling here on the islands, and then on TUF, Shane has never really had a very easy road to victory. A small fighter at 155, his opponents continued to grow and grow as his career progressed.
"I think that 145 is where I'm gonna be strong. Maybe I should have dropped down sooner, but I'm here now and I'm definitely more confident in my strength at 145."
Confidence goes a long way in the fight industry, and that is something that Shane doesn't lack. His confidence in his striking, as well as his ability to adapt to his opponents gameplan on the ground, makes "Sugar" Shane one dangerous opponent for anyone who is looking to make a name off of him.
"This is my MFC debut. This is my 145 debut. I'm not coming in to be held down or to hold somebody down. I want to put people away and put asses in seats. I will come into this fight with the killer instinct."
Through cleaning out his diet, and rededicating to his goals, Nelson will , without a doubt, put on one hell of a show for the fans in Canada, and around the world. The motivation of fighting on TV for his Hawaii fans to see, supercharges his drive for his re-emergence into televised MMA.
As Shane prepares for his newest test, he can rest assured that the Hawaii fans will always be proud of him, and will raise our hands right alongside his in victory. Good luck shane!