Before Edward “The Ninja” Massey headlines Valor Fights 40 against Zac Cooper on February 11 in Nashville, live on FloCombat, the hot Tennessee prospect sat down with MMA Mad.
Q: When you began training, what were your goals?
A: My goal was always to make it to the top. Now that’s changed a bit with my new mindset. My mindset now is to show the world what the human body can do when it’s reaching its full potential.
Q: Is MMA a career or a passion for you — or is it both?
A: It’s definitely both. It’s a passion, but I’ve also made it my career.
Q: How do you feel about what you’ve accomplished so far?
A: Even with what I’ve done so far, I haven’t accomplished what I want to accomplish. Right now I’m satisfied — I’ve come a long way from where I started — but I’m definitely ambitious for the future. I’m satisfied, but not fully.
Q: How excited are you to be back in action at Valor Fights 40?
A: I’m very excited for next weekend. Now that I’m in the main event, this is an even bigger opportunity to get on the big stage and show what I can do. I’m pretty excited.
Q: What will a win at Valor Fights 40 mean for your career?
A: This win will make me undefeated at 4-0 and help to show those around me what is possible with a positive mindset, and it will bring me that much closer to my main goal of competing at the highest level of the sport.Check out our latest podcast episode featuring Desmond Green & Matteo Urella.