Colossal 250-pound heavyweight Vladimir Starcencov locked in an arm-bar for the main event win at Summum 5. I spoke to the 28 year-old Russian amateur after about his difficulty getting fights, why he left Tristar, Fedor, moving from Judo to MMA, why he may soon have to go pro, and why despite appearances he’s actually a nice guy.
(12:34, press play below to listen, or right-click to download here)
Note: For some questions, Starcencov answered in Russian. The English voice translating is that of his manager Boris Sherbatov.
Update: Shortly after this interview was done, news broke that Starcencov has signed with Ringside and will make his pro debut at Ringside 12 in October.