Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Eyes on the Win

After the disappointment of being denied a chance to fight due to licensing issues in December of 2009, Tyler Toner is ready to debut at WEC 48 on April 24, 2010 against Brandon Visher. Tyler currently resides in Broomfield, Colorado and trains at Eastern Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Boulder with Eliot Marshall and Duane Ludwig. He also trains at the Grudge Training Center where other known MMA fighters such as Nate Marquardt and Shane Carwin also prepare for their fights.

Although Toner describes himself as nervous and excited before a fight, he is “willing to take fights wherever they need to go, whatever style it takes.” Toner is trying to stay dangerous everywhere, and continues to train hard. With tough and exciting competition, Tyler is willing to fight anyone in the featherweight division.

Toner (9-1-0) is a well rounded fighter who prefers stand up, but also has a background in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and exhibits a great submission game. His only loss to date was against Scott Jorgenson and Tyler felt he “could’ve won, but Jorgenson won when it went to decision. Scott Jorgenson is a cool guy, so I got some closure.”

After a vision correction through Icon Lasik, a confident Tyler is ready to fight Brandon Visher (13-0-0). “Brandon is real athletic with quick and heavy hands. He’s a good style match up as we both like to stand up and strike, it should be fun.”

To hear the full interview with Tyler Toner, click here.

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