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Will Currie: “I am the Great White shark”

Will Currie returns to Cage Warriors for his main card debut on Thursday 18th March as he takes on Christian Duncan (2-0).

The undefeated London based fighter has four submission wins to name, and will hope to get closer to the title with a win.

Currie has stepped into a division which is looking like one of Cage Warriors’ most heavily built, and has been described as like a shark tank, with the likes of champion Nathias Frederick, James Webb, Jamie Richardson and more within it, he simply smiles and says: “I am the Great White shark.

“I think I am the big one, I think I am the best one and I’m going to show it.”

The 5-0 middleweight has taken his eyes of his opponent, and has made sure to do his research; “On paper he (Duncan) is my best opponent, he beat my previous opponent Dario bellandi as an amateur” said Currie. “He has 30 something amateur fights.

“I’ve been able to size him up, watch recent footage of him so it’s good to have that.

“I have the much, much better ground game, my wrestling is better and I think I can outstrike him as well, I think I’ll win wherever.

“I’ve just got to pressurise him with Khabib (Nurmagomedov) like pressure.”

 

Currie has certainly surrounded himself with high quality sparring partners ahead of this bout, including former Cage Warriors light heavyweight champion Modestas Bukauskas, UFC middleweight Darren Stewart and talented striker Victor Kuiks, who has lived with the London based fighter and helped him prepare in his home gym.

This doesn’t even count his past sparring partners too, which Currie was more than happy to list off; “Everyone is saying with Duncan that he’s had so many amateur fights, the thing is the quality.

“I’ve been in the cage behind closed doors with Khamzat (Chimaev), I’ve been in the cage with (Gegard) Moussasi, (Alexander) Gustafsson, the list goes on.”

Looking ahead to his future within Cage Warriors, Currie has one thing in mind: “I’m going to win this fight and then call out the title shot.

“I am destined to be in the UFC.”

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