Troy Nawrocki returns to the Victory square cage December 16th for the Victory Fighting Championship 59 event. Putting his undefeated professional record on the line against another unbeaten fighter in Tower Robinson (1-0) in Omaha, Nebraska at the Baxter Arena.
The world witnessed this firefighter/MMA fighter prove he is a true competitor winning the VFC amateur title in only 49 seconds with a submission victory during Fight Night Harrah’s 2 then with style he defended his title via a second-round knockout at VFC 47. He then turned pro at Fight Night Harrah’s 4 where he claimed another submission victory within the second-round. The last time we saw Troy Nawrocki step inside the square cage, Nawrocki earned a decision win at VFC 58 over Jaime Medina back in July.
I got the chance to speak with Troy Nawrocki about his next bout against Tower Robinson and this is what he had to say.
GB: So Troy where did you train for this bout against Tower Robinson?
TN: I trained at Premier Combat Center, I have been there for about 6 years now.
GB: How long of a training camp did you go through in preparation for VFC 59?
TN: My camp was about 6 weeks long for this fight.
GB: Did everything go well in training camp?
TN: Everything went well. No injuries, and a lot of great training.
GB: When did you begin to train in the mixed martial arts
TN: I had my first fight back in June 2011. I started to train later that year.
GB: I see you are also a firefighter, much respect for that by the way sir. How do you manage such a profession, then on the weekend you step inside a cage and fight? Have you ever come to a crossroads in your career where it was either this or that?
TN: The schedule I have works out great to train! I am able to work out on the job as well so I take full advantage of that opportunity. The first 6 months after you are hired on you are put on a probation period where you are not allowed to let any non work related activity affect your job. So I was not able to compete for the first 6 months after I was hired on.
GB: So you face off against another undefeated fighter in Tower Robinson. How and when do you see this fight ending?
TN: This fight will end with the ref either pulling me off of him or a walk away knockout.
GB: Is there anything specific the crowd should be watching out for from you December 16th?
TN: A lot of action and don’t blink! It’s going to be an exciting fight.
GB: If Tower Robinson was sitting in front of you right now, is there anything you would like to say to him?
TN: I have a lot of respect for Tower, so I would just say best of luck.
GB: Well Troy I must say I cannot wait for this fight and I wish you the best of luck and thank you for taking the time to speak with me.
TN: Thank you.
This will be a fight not to miss. Tickets are available at the Baxter Arena Box Office or Cagetix.com/VFC, Group tickets are also available by calling the Victory Offices at (402) 902-9261