Greetings Maniacs! 2011 is here and "Fans Interview Fighters" continues, and this time with our first UFC fighter, Nam Phan. If you are not familiar with this series please check out the last two installments which featured Daniel Cormier and Ryan Couture.
I would like to start by announceing that "Fans Interview Fighters" is looking to expand. I have said from the beginning that this series is for all of us, and I have been contacted by another maniac who has some connections to a few fighters and would like in on the action. If you have a way to contact a fighter please don't hesitiate to be a part of this. You can take the reigns or put me in contact with them, either way is fine and should help grow what we have going on here. If you do want to help contribute please leave your e-mail in the comments and I will be in touch to get the ball rolling.
I would also like your opinion on what direction to take this moving forward. 99% of the participation is coming from maniacs and the final interviews are pretty much ignored when i post them on mmaforreal.com and watchkalibrun.com. There are some pending interviews that I hava already promised to publish on all 3 sites, but should we move forward after those and make this exclsive to mania? Would that hurt our chances when trying to make contact with the fighters? I can see how three websites makes the pitch more attractive and ends up garnering more attention for the fighters even if the comments arn't there. I'm on the fence, so give me your feedback maniacs.
Now onto Nam Phan. Nam is our first UFC fighter so i'm interested to see what type of responses we get and how type lipped he will be when our questions are about the business side of the sport and UFC as opposed to questions specifically centered around his career. Nam recently competed on The Ultimate Fighter Team GSP vs Team Koscheck. We then saw him slug it out with Leonard Garcia in the fight of the night at the TUF Finale, which would go on to become known as the most controvesial decision of 2010. Nam has a career record of 16-8 fighting everywhere from WEC, KOTC, Strikeforce, Sengoku, and now UFC.
As always if you've read this far I beg of you to please post your comment in the form of a question to save me time on editing. Please do not put half the question in the title of your comment and the other half in the body. Put the whole question in the body of the comment. Also if you are posting multiple questions but really hope that one of them is chosen feel free to indicate which one, you could keep it simple and just add a * before that question.