Pope says his training has covered both being on his feet and down on the ground and has a bold prediction about the outcome of his bout with Elter.
“I’m going to knock the guy out,” he says. “Training is going really good. This is a top notch facility so we’ve got lots of good guys to train with. It’s gone really well so far. I’ve been working on a lot of wrestling and a lot of boxing. The other thing is cardio. Cardio has been what I’ve been trying to focus on.”
Training at the Fivestar facility is something that has helped him round out his skills and feels he is pushed to improve every time he goes to train.
“It’s polished everything up being able to train with good guys. You can’t really get better unless you’re training with guys either better or just as good as you. Every day is a challenge.”
Pope has been involved with mixed martial arts for seven years and had his curiosity peaked after watching MMA videos with a friend.
He adds that those he works with have been great with his desire to fight on the card.
“It’s been good. The guys are all supportive. I’m going to have to lag on that end but I’ve got good guys there.” Pope says.
As for the event itself, after the original batch of tables sold out organizers decided to add another 20 and tickets for those additional tables will go on sale tomorrow. The initial 60 tables sold out in two weeks.
Those interested in tables can call 250-785-2736, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. General tickets are available at Fivestar Athletics, Hi-Performance Motor Sports, Marc Joseph and Trends Clothing, The Barber Shop, and MC Rehabilitation and Wellness.
First row seats are $100, second row is $90, third row seats go for $80, and general admission seats are $65.