- It is a big gamble.
So clearly Mark O. Madsen, en Ekstra Bladet calling to hear how he makes himself the big deals that he got in Monday.
the Bid came from ONE Championsip, which is the largest MMA company in Asia, and the former OLYMPIC silver told in the context that it had in fact been more lucrative than a indgangstilbud from the UFC.
Anyway, it was no thank you.
It tells, Mark O. Madsen to Ekstra Bladet after he had extended the deadline for the answer to this Friday.
- I have reached a decision. I am going to refuse it, he says with a little more hesitation than usual.
- There are several reasons that I end up with the decision, it is a really fine offer, which comes after just a year, after I started to go 100% into MMA.
- I have tried to keep your feet on the ground. I have worked hard to create the foundation going forward with the Olympian Gym, so I will be in Maribo. The offer comes too early, for I have many things I would like to learn. I come from the top of the bryderverdenen, so I go very much up in the professional pride. I have to be ready, when I take such an offer.
MMA fighter says that he'd like to work on his kicks and his submissions, that can decide the match.
Are you afraid to be boksepude in Asia?
- It is not the feeling I have. but there is always a risk in the sport, says Mark O. Madsen.
- It is complex, so even though I'm good at some specific points, I can be caught by some one who has some other strengths.
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His MMA career started as a time-limited project, for the amount of savings could only stay for two years. Now dares he, however, good to look further ahead after a wild year.
- I have five professional fights, has been the leading promoter and create my own gym at the 1200kvm. It has both given a boost for the Team Olympian and to my sporting level.
Mark O. Madsen's gym is going to cost two millions, that he by means of his own pocket, and two investors have funded.
It should lift him to the next level in the MMA world, so he hopes to get a similar offer a second time.
- It feels right to say " no " now. I have been sitting on the edge of the sofa and said: 'Now I do the fuckin'. But I also have set me back and changed me.
- I don't know if it is a real choice. And I don't know how they will respond, but I hope that you will look my way again a second time. The future must show whether it is right to do such, but we are in an existence where there is a high risk associated with the options.
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