London, England — Trash talk appears to roll off Scottish bantamweight Reece McEwan like water off a duck’s back.
While there was a bit of heat with opponent Kingsley Crawford ahead of their Cage Warriors 141 contest, McEwan (5-1) didn’t appear too bothered after securing a unanimous decision victory on Friday.
“At the end of the day, I know it’s a bit cheesy, but I don’t care,” McEwan told Cageside Press following the fight. “I can fight the nicest person in the world, or the most rude person in the world. I don’t care, I’ve got the same objective, to go in and perform to the best of my ability, and beat him. So it makes no difference to me, to be honest.”
“I’m always going to be respectful, but I’m always going to focus on myself. If he wants to be rude or anyone wants to be nice, I don’t care about that.”
McEwan was impressively active off his back on Friday, a lesson he learned from a prior contest, and looking at the sport’s ruleset. “It’s not favored to the person laying and praying, it’s favored to the person being most active,” he stated. “Albeit I was on bottom, I was trying to show I was most active.”
Nathan Fletcher has been fingered as a potential next opponent for McEwan; the Scottish fighter told us he’s open to anyone. “I’ll not say no to anyone. I’ll say yes. If that’s the name that gets put to me next, I’ll say yes. My job’s to fight, Cage Warrior’s job is to match me fights. Send me a name, and I’ll say yeah.”
Watch our full Cage Warriors 141 interview with Reece McEwan above.