Winning of season 8 of The Ultimate Fighter,
Efrain Escudero remains unbeaten in his MMA career, sporting a record
Mike: Congrats on the win over Cole Miller, could
you give us your thoughts on that fight?
Efrain: Thank you! Cole is a great fighter and it was an honor to face
Mike: Were you surprised at all, about how quickly
Efrain: Not really, my boxing coach and I had a great game plan if I
could keep the fight standing. I have a lot of power in my hands and
Rob Monroe is teaching me how to accurately use that power.
Mike: Any word on when you may return to the
Efrain: I am ready to fight tomorrow. The UFC 155 division is so stacked
and they owe a lot of people fights, so I will wait my turn. In the
mean time I have joined The LAB in Glendale Arizona and I am training
every day working on my fundamentals.
Mike: Is there anyone at LW you would like next
or feel you would matchup with well?
Efrain: I try not call out fighters. I will be ready for whoever they
put in front of me.
Mike: How did you get started in MMA?
Efrain: I used MMA as a way to fund my college tuition. On my breaks
from school I would get fights. Sometimes even fighting back to back
weekends. Drew Fickett, Jamie Varner, Jesse Forbes and several other
top MMA fighters came from my college.
Mike: And how did you end up being selected for
Efrain: When my coach at the time, Santino Defranco could not make the
call, I was given the chance. Prior to leaving, my father became sick
and passed away and he asked me to go on the show and to fight to win.
I did that for him.
Mike: Since being on the show, how has your life/career
Efrain: I’m pretty much the same Efrain aside from I have media commitments
and lots of people recognize me. The biggest change is my fans in Mexico,
they are learning a lot about MMA and the support I get from my home
country is tremendous.
Mike: How’s the training been going, and who
are some of the guys that prepare you for a fight?
Efrain: Training is good. We train with guys like Ben Henderson, Ryan
Kelly, Danny Martinez, Santino Defranco, Edgar Garcia, Charlie Brown
and many many more talented young up and coming guys.
Mike: Out of everyone you have fought/sparred/etc…
who has hit the hardest?
Efrain: My Dad, then Edgar Garcia.
Mike: If they brought a tag team title to MMA,
and you were put into the LW tourny... who would you want as your partner?
Efrain: Ben Henderson.
Mike: If they made a movie about your life, who
would you want to play your role?
Efrain: Kimbo Slice, I know people would watch if he played me.
Mike: That’s all I have for you, anything you
wanna close with?
Efrain: Thanks to MTXMMA.com, MTX Audio, Dethrone Royalty, Rockwell
Watches, TapouT, and Bud Light. Please follow me on twitter @effyescuduero
and my website efrainescudero.com
Mike: Thanks for your time, look forward to seeing
you back in action soon!
Efrain: Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your magazine. Thank
you for your time and support.