Saturday, April 7, 2007


By Mick Hammond

At tonight’s IFL event in Moline, Illinois, two fighters coming from two very different places will be headlining in the evening’s Superfight. On one hand you have up-and-comer wrestling prodigy Kevin “Bad Boy” English, on the other you have MMA vet and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu wizard Jeff “The Frog” Curran.

Curran, 10-year veteran who has fought in nearly ever major MMA promotion in the world, will be looking to continue his current three-fight winning streak, and further establish himself as a serious contender in the lower weight classes.

During final preparations for his match Saturday against Kevin English, Jeff spoke to MMAWeekly about making his IFL debut, his current PRIDE contract situation, and what it means to him to be part of the Midwest MMA uprising.

MMAWeekly: Right off the bat Jeff, tell us how you feel heading into your IFL Superfight this weekend in Moline, Illinois.

Jeff Curran: I feel real good. The training’s been really good and I’ve been wanting to fight for the IFL for a while, just because a lot of my friends fight for the [Quad Cities] Silverbacks.

My guy Bart Palaszewski is their lightweight and it’s been a while since we’ve fought on the same card. So it’s cool, I finally get to go and fight on the show. I’ve attended a few of them and it’s a good time, so I’m looking forward to it.

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