Interview with Warren Kee ahead of his Cage Warriors 56 clash with Philip Mulpeter

By Fergus O’Farrell

Ian Dean was again hard at work this week as more bouts were announced for Cage Warriors 56 which takes place in London on the 6th July. Irelands sole representative on the card will be Philip Mulpeter as he looks to secure his first win under the Cage Warriors banner. The always entertaining Mulpeter will have a tough test as he squares off against 34 year old Tsunami Gym fighter Warren Kee. Kee soared to prominence with seven victories by way of finish; six of which were knockouts in his first seven fights. But his progress has recently been halted through injuries and two losses. The win would proper either man up the Cage Warriors rankings, towards their goal. We spoke to Warren ahead of his Cage Warriors 56 clash with Philip Mulpeter.

Howiye Warren, What does it mean to you to be fighting for Cage Warriors?

I fought before on Cagewarriors against John Quinn and had been matched on other CW shows but unfortunately injuries always seemed to happen at vital times that forced me to withdraw, I am very grateful Ian Dean has gave me the opportunity to fight on Cagewarriors again and I am looking forward to getting back in the cage July 6th.

This bout is at a catchweight of 160 pounds. Do you see yourslelf competing at Welterweight or Lightweight in Cage Warriors? They have a number of fighters you’ve fought previously on their roster. Will you be looking for any rematches?

I’m definitely lightweight now and should have really dropped 4 fights ago to be honest, I have walked round at 79kg for years and used to just not eat for a few hours then walk on the scales, the problem being I was about 78kg on fight night and so small and light – most WW’s now are 85kg plus and some in the 90’s in the cage at fight time so it was too much of a disadvantage in the early rounds. This fight is at catchweight and then I will be at lightweight from then on for sure.

Mulpeter is a fan’s favorite in Ireland because of his fighting style and incredible heart. Have you seen much of your opponent and are you doing anything special to prepare for him?

I have seen some video footage of him and he looks well rounded and tough for sure, I am working on a few specifics for this fight but prep is mostly the same as always.

How much does the success of your team mate Luke Barnatt, and knowing the opportunity for success like his is their for you; inspire you?

Yeah definitely, I’m really pleased for Luke he works really hard and deserves to be where he is for sure, I have my goals written down and every day I try to improve, opportunity is always there you just need to be ready when it knocks at the door.

Are there any sponsors/coaches/etc. you would like to mention?

Yes please, massive thanks to all my team mates and coaches at Tsunami gym and Relentless MMA gym, QNT UK, Setai Clinic, Max office supplies, Fightwear mk, Relentless MMA, Funky Gums, also my family, friends and girlfriend for all their support and understanding – I couldn’t do it without all the great people above

Thank you Warren, best of luck in your upcomming fight

Make sure to follow Warren on twitter @warrenkee .This is just one of the many terrific fights stated for Cage Warriors next event.

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MAIN CARD

Vincent del Guerra v Bola Omoyele
Patrik Berisha v Robbie Olivier
Brett Bassett v Denniston Sutherland
Nad Narimani v Graham Turner
Warren Kee v Philip Mulpeter
Arnold Allen v Chad Griffiths

PRELIMS

Fabio Ferrari v Brett Sizeland
Jason Cooledge v Brad Wheeler

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