Prior to getting involved with a promotion like BTC, behind the scenes politics in Ontario MMA kept Kyran Cameron from going pro as soon as he might have.
Burlington, ON — Kyran Cameron is one of those fighters who spent several years toiling in the amateur scene, at a time when many fighters are quick to jump right into a pro career. There’s a reason for that, however. And perhaps it’s for the best, as he picked up another win under the BTC banner Saturday night at BTC 6. That, by the way, was a unanimous decision win over Julius Trimmeliti.
Cageside Press caught up with Cameron following the fight.
“In terms of injuries, I’m pretty much okay,” Cameron said. Just the usual scrapes, scratches and bruises after a hard fought fight. The win moved Cameron to 2-0 in his pro career, and it may seem like it took the welterweight a while to get to the pros. But there’s a reason he stuck around the amateur scene perhaps longer than necessary.
“Good question. The Ontario scene hasn’t been so great in terms of MMA,” Cameron told us. “It’s only as of recently that they’ve had opportunities for the pro fighters. There’s a lot of politics and stuff behind the scenes that kept me out of contention for the last couple years.”
“Once I was able to get in promotions such as this one,” he added, “I feel like I’m going to be able to showcase what I’ve done, what I’ve been working on the past couple of years.”
His experience with BTC, who will host their seventh show in August, has been extremely positive. “I’ve fought all over Ontario, but BTC definitely is a step up in terms of the production value, their organization, and how they run the shows,” he said. “I’ve been extremely happy with the production and the show itself for BTC. Can’t say enough about them.”