Johnny Fantastic is 9-1 over his last 10 with 6 of those wins from KO. The man packs a punch and that has led him to EVO, where the mightiest fighters ply their trade. Fighting for the NGF made him one of the best welterweights around, with the fall of NGF he found a home in EVO. After winning his EVO debut via KO he finds himself matched up against the champion and #1 in the weight class, Bowser Stormcrow. Not many men can boast of beating Stormcrow and not many can boast of beating Fantastic. #1 and #2 in the weight class face of in EVO, it’s sure to live up to its potential. I had the chance to speak to the charismatic Johnny Fantastic to ask him a few questions about the fight.
Reporter - First of all, before I ask any questions about the fight. I feel I must ask about your unusual nickname. How did you become known as “The Raging Cockstorm”?
Alright, hi there. The nickname, um, that is from my movie career. You know I did some adult work before my MMA career, and I think the name came because I might have knocked a few girls out by swingin my... um, "thing", a bit too wildly. And I have a bit of a short fuse, as evident how my film career ended, so that's about it.
Reporter - You are fighting #2 p4p and #1 welterweight, Bowser Stormcrow. How do you see the fight playing out?
Bowser seems like a one tough motherfucker. He fought a friend and training buddy Brutaali Keijo a few years ago and beat him so I somewhat know what to expect. He's a solid striker and a decent grappler which pretty much sums up what I am, though I think I have a slight edge on wrestling experience.. So it's going to be an exciting fight, I'm sure.
Reporter - One thing that separates you from your opponent is you finishing ability. You have recorded most of your wins via (T)KO. Do you think your KO power is your best attribute?
I think it is. Separating your opponent from his senses is a great way of ending the fight and when you're good at it you can go far in this game. I know I can knock out most everyone they but infront of me as long as I can touch them. Bowser's a durable dude though, so it might take more than just connecting with his chin to beat him.
Reporter - You are fighting for the EVO championship, and a chance at becoming the best welterweight on the planet. If you win this fight what do you see yourself doing afterwards?
Just defend the title. I'm sure Bowser would want an instant rematch in the case I beat him, and he's been so good for so long that he probably would deserve it. But there is a lot of tough guy's out there. Just line them up and I'll knock them out. Just make sure they come one at a time so there won't be any pile ups.
Reporter - Thank you for taking time out to answer these questions, is there anything else you would like to add?
Thanks for having me, and just tune up for the fight. I'm sure it'll be a great one.
There we have it. The confident person that Fantastic is, he believes he can do anything in MMA. He certainly has a tough task ahead with Bowser Stormcrow. Be sure to check out their fight on the 28th and to vote who you think will win.