If you blink you may just miss one of Rob "Robocop" Mills’ fights. This rising British star has a knack for finishing fights in quick and devastating fashion. Mills will join fellow explosive finishers Paul "Semtex" Daley and John "The White Tyson" Phillips on the main card of the February 26 BAMMA 5 event, from the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England.
Mills’ impressive 6-1 record includes five consecutive first round stoppages, four of which coming in the first minute of the fight. That streak has fighters across Europe running for cover. Just ask recent opponent Simon Phillips who he gave just thirty seconds to put down his hands (weapon) and comply (if only every nickname originated from an 80’s action film).
MMA Spot’s Jamie Kennedy recently sat down with the electrifying mixed martial artist, as he prepares for his highest profile bout, to discuss his next fight, his fighting style, and his aspirations for the future.
Jamie Kennedy: You are fighting on the BAMMA 5 card on February 26. How does it feel to be fighting on such a stacked card?
Rob Mills: Yeah, it really is a quality card for sure. It's nice to not be the center of attention for a change. I think I'm like fifth or sixth from the top of the bill. I have mainly been fighting on more local shows over the past few fights, and when that happens you get used to being near the top of the card or the main event. To be honest, it's a nice change to not be fighting so late; though I'm hoping to still make the televised portion of the card with any luck.
Kennedy: I have seen you fight several times and the longest I can recall one of your fights lasting was against former UFC fighter Tom Egan, which lasted all of two minutes. Is that something you focus on, finishing the fight as quickly as possible?
Rob Mills: If I could go my whole career and keep winning without getting out of the first round I'd be pretty happy. I've had around 40 fights if you add my Muay Thai, K1, Kickboxing, and MMA fights together, and I've only ever went the distance three times. It's not that much fun. I’ve had 12 bouts that went less than two minutes, and they were all great fun.. Well for me any way.
Kennedy: On the BAMMA 5 card, in Manchester, you will be facing local fighter Leigh Cahoon. How much do you know about him, and what is the biggest threat he brings to the cage?
Rob Mills: To be honest, I'm now thoroughly sick of looking at the lad’s fights. I seem to watch him fight every day. He's pretty well-rounded and has come back from a bad spot in one of his fights, which showed a lot of composure. He looks to have a good set of skills in all areas, and he's a young lad so I've no doubt his cardio's very good too. I think it will be a real up-and-down, knock down, drag out sort of affair. I actually think it is gonna be one of the best fights of the night.
Full interview at MMA Spot.net