Steve Simms Rising Star 2 post-fight interview

Fighting for the first time since 2009, Toronto’s Steve Simms (2-0) took under three minutes to rear-naked choke Yohan Gariépy (2-3) in Saturday’s Rising Star 2 main event. After, I spoke to the 27 year-old about beating the home-town favourite, the advantage his grappling skills gave him against a more experienced opponent, where he’s been these last two years, and how he came out negatively money-wise from the fight.
(8:33, click play below to listen, or download here)

Simms took Gariépy to the mat on way to finishing the fight. Courtesy of CompatPix.com Photo by: Deejay Sherman

Both of Simms's (2-0, bottom) wins have come by rear-naked choke. (Above, Saturday against Yohan Gariépy). Courtesy of CombatPix.com Photo by: Deejay Sherman

After the fight, Simms was joined in the cage by his Tap Star teammates (left-right: Michael Imperato, twin brother Barry, and trainer/coach Sam Zakula), as well as by Mecca MMA's Lachlan Cheng (back). Courtesy of CombatPix.com Photo by: Deejay Sherman

Backstage after the fight, Lachlan Cheng (left) assisted Simms.

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