London, England – Born in Poland and raised in England, lightweight prospect Mike Figlak has been turning heads over the past two years.
Figlak, who improved to 8-0 Friday at Cage Warriors 141, has been steadily battling increasingly tough competition. His last outing was Agy Sardari, his most experienced opponent to date – and a former promotion champion.
The fight went on for a long time and Figlak saw his hand raised, winning the fight on all three scorecards.
“I went in, I knew I was fighting a tough former champion, but I got the job done,” Figlak told Cageside Press after the fight. “I knew he wouldn’t stand a chance, I won every round no problem. I’m the best. Eight fights, 8-0, six in Cage Warriors, I haven’t lost a round in my career I deserve the title, let’s go.
The secret to his hot start is that MMA is simple, Figlak said. “Eleven years, I don’t take any breaks. I didn’t take a vacation. All I do is grind, grind, and grind every day. I’m going home now, and probably Monday I’m back in the gym, doing something new. I can’t just sit and do nothing.
Figlak thinks he’s only now approaching the kind of heights he wants to achieve in mixed martial arts.
“I’m only scratching the surface of what I want to achieve in this sport,” he exclaimed. “So there’s no rest. Don’t stop in the middle, maybe I’ll stop at the end, when I’m the GOAT.
Watch our full Cage Warriors 141 post-fight interview with Mike Figlak above.