Saturday, September 27, 2008

Free of IFL's woes, Jay Hieron prepares for "Night of Combat"

Originally posted on

The crippling financial problems that stung the IFL left many fighters without a venue to display their craft.

IFL welterweight champion Jay Hieron was one of those left on the shelf. The Xtreme Couture product has been unsure of his fighting future for the last five months.

On Oct. 11, Hieron will compete for the first time since the IFL went into hibernation at the newly announced "Night Of Combat 2" in Las Vegas. Hieron discussed his tenure as an IFL fighter, as well as his upcoming bout, while a recent guest on Thursday’s edition of TAGG Radio (, the official radio partner of (

"My whole IFL career, personally, I never had nothing bad to say about them," Hieron said. "Of course they could have done better things with the company to make it last, but they didn't and it is what it is."

While competing in the now-defunct league, the Hieron re-launched his career. Boasting a record of 7-2 in the promotion, Hieron ascended to the top of his division with a December 2007 victory over Delson Heleno and became the IFL's inaugural welterweight champion. Successfully defending the title against Mark Miller in April, Hieron built a solid reputation in the league.


Hieron also discussed the advantages his decision to hire his new agent, Ken Pavia. To hear the full interview, download Thursday's edition of TAGG Radio, available for free in the TAGG Radio archives.

Click here to read the entire article at

Labels: ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home