#026 CHUCK ONEIL 6/2/11
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WELCOME BACK FOR ANOTHER DAWGPOUNDMMA TWITTERVIEW!! THIS WEEK WE TALK TO CHUCK O’NEIL FROM SEASON 13 TUF!THERE IS ALSO 2 VIDEOS INCLUDED ONE AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THIS INTERVIEW. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY AND PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR US.
HELLO CHUCK AND THANKS FOR TALKING WITH US HERE AT DAWGPOUNDMMA!
No problem bro.
WE HAVE A COUPLE VIDEOS INCLUDED IN THIS INTERVIEW CHUCK, THE FIRST ONE BEING Chuck O’Neil vs. Mark Chaupette GIVE US YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS FIGHT..
This fight happened back in 2006. It was my second fight. I actually took the fight on 16 hours notice and was eating pizza before the fight haha. I ended up winning by decision and it was awesome because it was my first win!
THE SECOND VIDEO IS Chuck O’Neil vs. Ryan Scheiding WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS FIGHT?
I fought Ryan back November of 2008. This fight was huge to me because it was my first title fight in the new England area. Ryan was super tough, undefeated and had solid wrestling. In the fight I actually took him down and ended up winning the title by a 2nd round triangle. It was an awesome feeling.
TUF 13, WHATS IT LIKE TO SIT BACK AND WATCH YOURSELF ON TV? OR SHOULD I ASK DO YOU WATCH THE SHOW AT ALL?
Ha yeah I watch with family and close friends. It’s pretty cool watching it all play out in front of a national audience. It’s just so surreal to have a dream come true!
TUF 13, THE FIGHT YOU HAD WITH ZACH DAVIS! WOW!GIVE US YOUR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS ABOUT THIS FIGHT…
This was a huge fight for me. I needed to go out and show more of my real skill set. Show what I was capable of. It was my 3rd fight in 11days but I dug deep and pushed hard through that fight. Zach is a tough guy and didn’t stop pushing forward. I will admit I hated having to fight someone I enjoyed so much let alone having to do it twice.
WE ALL HERE AT DAWGPOUNDMMA AND THE ENTIRE MMA COMMUNITY WOULD LIKE TO THANK ZACH DAVIS FOR HIS HEART AND LOVE OF MMA!WE ALL WISH HIM THE BEST OF LUCK!
TELL OUR READERS A LITTLE ABOUT THE GOALS YOU HAVE SET FOR YOURSELF..
My goals are clear, make it to the UFC and have a successful career. I’d also like to eventually open a gym with my head trainer/best friend Jimmy Quinlan. I love MMA and always want it as part of my life. It’s my true happiness.
HOW ABOUT SOME OF THE FIGHTERS THAT YOU LIKE TO WATCH AS A FAN?
My favorite fighters to watch are Jon Jones and Anthony Pettis. Both are super entertaining!
WHAT KIND OF HOBBIES OR THINGS YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOUR NOT FIGHTING OR TRAINING?
I like listening to lil Wayne and doing everything and anything to get a good laugh. I have a tight group of close friends. Doesn’t matter what were doing well always be laughing. I also love naps!
TUF13 MAKING IT TO THE SEMI FINALS IS HUGE! GIVE US YOUR THOUGHTS ON TONY FURGESON…
Tony is a super tough fighter. We practiced together pretty much all season and we beat the shit out of each other. We definitely weren’t looking forward to fighting each other.
THE FIGHT WITH FURGESON WAS A BATTLE!I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SEE THE FIGHT GO TO THE GROUND IN THE 2ND OR 3RD ROUND!GIVE US YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS FIGHT…
Tony is a tough guy with a solid wrestling background so I didn’t attempt any takedowns. Combination of his speed, toughness and my 4th fight in 17 days I took a beating!
WHATS NEXT FOR CHUCK ONEIL?
What’s next for me is Saturday night. I make my octagon debut for the UFC and live within my dream as I fight chris cope on the main card!
YOUR PIC FOR THE FINAL IS?
I would love to see Ramsey take it. But it’s gonna be an interesting fight.
OK CHUCK YOU MAY TAKE THIS TIME TO GIVE ANY SHOUTOUTS THAT YOU LIKE..
I want to give a huge thanks to my main training partner Jimmy Quinlan. Without him I’d be just another fighter. Also to my gyms sityodtong Boston, SSSF, Gracie Barra NH and MassBJJ. Also my sponsor over at smartpowders.com best supplements around and Impact fighter for making the cold steel shirts!
THANKS AGAIN CHUCK FOR YOUR TIME. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU IN THE DAWGPOUNDMMA AGAIN..