Nick HEADHUNTER Chapman is one of the UK’s most promising athletes currently treading the canvas in the UK mixed martial arts scene, and is set to become a force to be reckoned with as he launches his career with longstanding leaders of the sport UCMMA. Nicks incredible work ethic, never say die attitude, and stone cold killer approach to fighting, has earned the fighter just deserved attention within the scene’ as well as the very apt title of HEADHUNTER.
Regular appearances on Sky Sports ‘Cage Fighter‘ show, double page features in glossy magazines and support from BBC Radio, Eagle FM, Kane FM and even an appearance in the BBC1 show. Chapman is now being singled out as one to watch. Articulate, positive and a fantastic ambassador for the sport, he has all the qualities needed to breakthrough into the mainstream.
Chapman’s skills and qualifications are extensive he is a fully qualified personal trainer, nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach and his services are much in demand. He founded and developed the successful Guildford based health, fitness, strength and conditioning gym and martial arts centre www.Fight-Science.co.uk in 2009 which specialises in personal training and training MMA fighters and combat athletes.
Here is what Nick had to say to kmede about whats going on in the world of the “HEADHUNTER”
Photograph “Time For War” by John Godwin
My record is now 4:2:0 which considering my relatively short time in the sport i am not too disatisfied. Obviously i would prefer 6:0 but i stepped up to the top two guys in the UK and subsequently lost. I am not deterred and more focussed than ever now though, in fact i think the losses have made me a much better fighter. I believe that losses are a very important part of the professional development of an MMA fighter.
I have been training for less than three years and cant complain with my progress given the fact that the guys i lost to are both exceptional fighters with much more experience than I and ranked 1 and 2. I lost to Jimi, but then everyone does haha. At least i can say that he didn’t actually stop me or even hurt or drop me, which going by his record is an achievement in itself, the fight was stopped due to a cut. I was fine and felt good to carry on but it was out of my hands.
The last fight i won the first round, i felt i totally dominated Linton and nearly KO’d him at the end of the first, he was saved by the bell literally. He didn’t want to stay standing after that and reverted to what he does best. I was doing ok, but lost focus in round two, got a little bit too confident and made a couple of silly mistakes that cost me the fight. I have worked hard on all areas of weakness that were identified in those fights and feel better than ever.
Next up for me is Aurelijus Kerpe at UCMMA 31 on 1st December, Kerpe is a very experienced fighter, but ive refocused, eliminated certain negatives in my life and trained harder and smarter than ever. I am ready and cant see this guy getting out of the first round, he’s bang in trouble. His wealth of experience might help him for a minute or so, but then i will simply kick his arse
I will finish this dude anywhere i feel like it, and most probably in round one. If he gets to round two he certainly wont see the end of that round. I can sub him, KO him or GnP him, no problem for me i feel. I love UCMMA and always have Dave is a great guy and the venue is awesome. The first UK MMA show i ever went to was Cage Rage and have always wanted to win the LHW Title, i simply cannot and will not stop until i am either dead or have it.
Fight Science is going from strenth to strength, i am amazed at the level of interest surrounding the business right now and the opportuities that are presenting themselves daily. it is truly an awe inspiring place. Business is good right now, training is good right now and even my personal life is good right now, i have a new person in my life who is somewhat of a motivating factor for me. Its not often all areas of your life are working well at the same time. I will ride the crest of this wave and push as hard as i can next year. Its a big year for me, i have 4 title fights and the dream is still the UFC.
Thank you for your time bro and also may i thank
Thrifty Car Hire www.thrifty.co.uk use promotional code WEBMMA for discounts John Simpson of www.completekravmaga.co.uk for your continued support Fiona Knowlton of www.theguide2surrey.com www.pasonline.co.uk top quality sports nutrition supplements. www.skips-uk.co.uk
Of course the loyal and awe inspiring HeadHunter Army for their continued support and also John Bolton from B-MMA for his help in managing me going forward into 2013. All the team at Fight Science you guys are amazing.