Dave Henry was challenging for flyweight gold in his most recent trip to the cage. While that BTC 6 fight didn’t go his way, he still picked up the Best Walkout award at the promotion’s 2nd Annual MMA Award show. It went down Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at the Waterfront Hotel in Burlington, Ontario. We had the chance to catch up with Henry, who is currently dealing with an injury.
Dave Henry (Best Walkout and Fight of the Year nominee)
Nominations: “Mike McAloon I think is up for submission of the year and Paul Fisher who is also up for fight of the year. I gotta be honest, I’m kind of hoping Paul doesn’t win because I’m up for the same award.”
James Clarke BTC 6 fight: “It was actually probably one of the funnest fights I’ve ever had. If I’m going to be a bit honest here, I remember on the way out to the ring I was like ‘it’s the nerves. This is going to be the last fight I’ve ever done. I’m kind of over this’ Third round in I’m like ‘this is the greatest night of my life. I want to do this every weekend’ So I gotta give credit to James as well because it was an amazing fight for myself.”
Next fight: “It was originally supposed to be in Kitchener but I got an injury I’m kind of dealing with right now. If I can deal with it with physio in time, I’d still like to stay on the Kitchener card. If not I want to compete as soon as possible after that.”
The Ontario MMA scene being revitalized: “It was dead for a long time, you’re right about that. It was really, really hard to get fights here in Ontario. So I had to go to Trinidad for my last two before the BTC. But now with BTC they’re putting on regular shows as well as Prospect and other promotions that are kind of coming along. So the scene’s really coming alive it seems.”