Exclusive Interview: Aaron Chalmers MMA
Bellator’s newest recruit Aaron Chalmers talks with his top UK casino sponsor 21.co.uk about his lifestyle change and how jealousy is taking over the world.
The former Geordie Shore star has completely turned his lifestyle upside down from throwing jagerbombs to throwing punches and he admits it’s been a ‘whirlwind of a year’. Chalmers now lives the regimented lifestyle of a mixed martial artist. After inking a multi-fight deal with Bellator, one of the biggest promotions on the planet, he steps in to make his debut on home soil in the biggest event of the year.
“I used to drink five nights a week and party all over the country but this year I've had one drink in 2018. I've gone in the complete opposite direction. Anything I put my mind to I can do, I’m all or nothing. I'm an MMA fighter now and my whole life revolves around it. I'm away from my family and my girlfriend and I train hard six days a week, It’s a hard life but I love it,” he tells 21.co.uk.
With three fights and three finishes to his name, Chalmers is to pit his pugilistic power against his fourth opponent on Friday 25th May at the SSE Arena, London. His opponent has also never been the distance, which suggests this fight could be over in a flash, but Chalmers insists he’s prepared for anything. “I only found out today that he’s never been the distance too and from what he’s been saying, there’s definitely going to be fireworks, I don’t back down from anyone, someone is going to sleep,” he tells 21.co.uk.
The 30-year-old might cut a controversial figure but the cage can be a very lonely place, so he’s not concerned with what everyone else has to say as long as he’s happy. His former role on Geordie Shore means that he’s been in the public eye before stepping into the Octagon but he’s not out to change people's opinions, he’s here to fight. “Jealousy is an awful disease that’s taking over the world,” he says. “If they concentrated on their career as much as they did mine then they might get somewhere. People are too busy hating and getting on other people’s backs, which is why they are not where they want to be in life. Let them say whatever they want, I’m thick skinned.”
When the Geordie slugger decided to take up MMA he’d already had a taste of stand up fighting and Muay Thai. But he didn’t realise that his first fight would catapult his MMA career and draw a spotlight on his knockout power. “I thought one fight would be it, I enjoyed it that much I stuck at it. People will say I don’t deserve it and I shouldn’t be there but the only person I have to keep happy is myself. When I realised I had power I was more motivated, some people are good athletes and fighters but just don't have any power and I do - it’s nice to have,” he tells 21.co.uk.
‘The Joker’ expects Bellator MMA to have big plans for his future. Win, lose or draw he’s here to stay in MMA.
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