Jesse Ronson on BTC 9: “I’m pumped to be able to compete close to home”

Jesse Ronson returns to the UFC later this month
Jesse Ronson Credit: Ryan Loco / PFL

Jesse Ronson takes on Troy Lamson in the main event of BTC 9. The latest offering from BTC Fight Promotions will go down in Kitchener, Ontario on Saturday, February 29. BTC 9: Rampage will make history as the first professional mixed martial arts event to be held in the city of Kitchener. Both men are aiming to get back in the win column with Ronson recently having an 0-2 stint on the PFL circuit. This is a hell of a fight to top the marquee and we were lucky enough to be able to connect with one half of the main event and get a few questions answered.

Jesse Ronson Q&A

Bowker: You’re making your BTC debut here. Is the goal to continue fighting on subsequent BTC shows or do you have designs to fight outside of the organization next?

Ronson:  I hope to fight all over. Not just for BTC. But if they keep offering I’ll stay. I need to stay active.

Bowker: Thoughts on your opponent’s skill set and what he brings to the table?

Ronson: Troy Lamson. Good wrestling. Knows how to use his range to aid his wrestling. Other than that nothing fancy pretty simple.

Bowker: Getting back to competing in the Ontario area which harkens back to the earlier part of your career. How are you feeling ahead of this one getting ready to compete in your home province?

Ronson: I’m pumped to be able to compete close to home. A lot of friends and family. Gives extra support and motivation.

Bowker: Still getting in work with the usual set of suspects at Parabellum MMA?

Ronson: Parabellum has a decent room with really good guys. I’ll always go there for good work. It’s a 2nd home.

Bowker: You have trained with Kyran Cameron and he’s fighting on the card as well. What’s the feel like at the gym with multiple fighters preparing to go to war at the same card? I imagine it’s creating additional motivation.

Ronson: I love training with guys who have a fight coming up or same card. As they are hungry to win and in shape. No easy rounds is hard training and good training. Which is good to have. Everyone pushes each other.