Ronin Training Center | Dan Spohn & Josh Williams Interview PFL 04/29
Dive into the preparation of Ronin’s Pro MMA Fighter, Dan Spohn and RTC MMA Coach, Josh Williams as he gets ready to fight for PFL This Thursday, April 29th.
Q: How long has fight camp been for this fight?
A: 8 weeks long fight camp.
Q: What has been your biggest obstacle this fight camp?
A: Working and covid quarantine.
Q: How many PFL fights have you had?
A: 6 scheduled fights, one more coming.
Q: What is your biggest inspiration?
A: Fighting for my family, and showing my kids they can accomplish anything they put their minds to!
Q: If you could fight anyone, who would it be?
A: Jon Jones, I’d love to be the first to beat him legitimately.
Q: How long have you been coaching Dan?
A: I met Dan toward the end of his amateur career. I think our first fight working together was for his rematch with John Hawk for the NAAFS.
Q: Have you changed anything for Dan’s fight camp training for this fight?
A: Every opponent requires a unique approach. For this fight, Dan already has a few fundamental advantages going in. He fights longer, he's quicker, and he has better footwork. We've been working on emphasizing those advantages... making them more impactful throughout the fight.
Q: How would you describe Dan’s fighting style?
A: When we first met, Dan was a Karate based counter puncher. Over the years, we've built and fortified his style. He's earned his Brown Belt in BJJ, his boxing has improved, and he's definitely not a guy you want to end up underneath.
Q: What do you predict from his opponent, Marthin Hamlet?
A: I expect he'll want to walk Dan down, cut him off, and steer him into the cage for a clinch. He doesn't fight especially well out in the open and the PFL cage is big.
Q: What would you like to see Dan achieve with his fighting career?
A: The obvious answer is to be a champion. But to me, the goal is evolution. The best version of Dan is the guy who wins that title.
Q: What advice would you give beginner’s in this sport?
A: The key to success is staying disciplined and setting small goals. There is a ton of improvement to be made... but it won't happen overnight. Growth takes time and it's easy to lose motivation.
Tune into Dan's fight this Thursday, April 29th 5:30pm ET on ESPN