Binns Management is one of the top MMA Management companies on the East Coast. Binns Management CEO Jimmy Binns Jr. recently talked about expanding his brand (link to Jimmy Binns Jr. interview HERE), and they have started. Marvin “The Beastman” Eastman is a name that many MMA fans know well. Eastman has fought in over 30 Professional MMA bouts including some big names like Bellator MMA fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin, Vitor Belfort, and current UFC Light Heavyweight number one contender Glover Teixeira. Eastman’s son, Boostayre Nefarios is one of the newest prospects fighting out of Binns Management, and is expected to take on Brenson Hansen on March 29th at World Series of Fighting 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Boostayre Nefarios is a Nevada native, and holds a Professional MMA record of 2-1, including a TKO victory in under 3 minutes. I got a chance to speak with Boostayre Nefarios, and asked him his thoughts on signing with Binns Management, growing up with a UFC fighter as his father, and his upcoming fight:
Kyle Holdsworth: How does it feel to sign with a management company that has proven results like Binns Management?
Boostayre Nefarios: Well I'd say it feels pretty good. Knowing that Mr. Binns's company has a track record of providing fighters with great opportunities to make good money and to be able to showcase their talent in the cage, that most importantly is my favorite part.
KH: What was it like growing up with your father, Marvin Eastman being a Mixed Martial Artist and him fighting in the top organization in the world, the UFC? Do you believe growing up in that environment, and having a father in MMA has helped your career so far?
BN: Growing up with my father was like an inheritance introduction to a company that you know you are getting ready to run/own later on in your life. I started around the same time as my father, when it came to learning a martial art form, Muay Thai at first and then eventually competing. Obviously he has a lot more fights and experience than me. With him now being my trainer at this point of my career, we can both converse about strategies & moves at ease due to acquiring the same skill sets during the same time. Watching him fight inside of the 'Octagon' was just an example of, if you work hard and allow your tools to be used in the correct fashion, you or myself can also make it into the UFC some day. Growing up being involved in the fight environment at an early age, and having a veteran MMA father definitely has influenced positively on my career. I truly believe my success inside of the cage is completely determined on my ability to show up on the fight day and perform, because ultimately no one else fights for me!
KH: How do you plan on making your own name for yourself, outside of your father’s shadow in MMA?
BN: I will make a name for myself the same way I did as an Amateur. That's by proving that I'm a more formidable fighter than any opponent I step into the cage with.
BN: It's the biggest fight of my life. Every time I fight, I think it's the biggest fight of my life, so I won't treat this fight any different than the rest of my previous fights. I will perform at my finest though, because it is required of me at this level.
KH: What are your thoughts on your WSOF 9 opponent and what is your prediction?
BN: I think that it isn't his turn to shine on the 29th. No disrespect intended, but I don't plan on taking another loss. I'm a competitor at heart. I feel as if my will to win and raw talent will overcome anything my opponent has to offer. The 29th of March determines that. I'm not a fortune teller unfortunately, but I do plan on walking out of the cage with my hand raised and the crowd in amazement. May the best man win.
World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares takes place on Saturday, March 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be airing live on the NBC Sports Network at 9 PM ET.
The following is the scheduled fight card for WSOF 9 (card is subject to change) :
WSOF Welterweight Championship bout - ( C ) Steve Carl vs. Rousimar Palhares
Marlon Moraes vs. Josh Rettinghouse
Josh Burkman vs. Tyler Stinson
Yushin Okami vs. Svetlozar Savov
Mike Corey vs. Shane Kruchten
Ozzy Dugulubgov vs. Jonathan Nunez
John Gunderson vs. Chris Gruetzemacher
Sean Cantor vs. Bryson Hansen
Brenson Hansen vs. Boostayre Nefarios
Phil Dace vs. Danny Davis Jr.
Jimmy Jones vs. Rudy Morales
Gil Guardado vs. Jimmy Spicuzza
Tanner Cowan vs. A.J. Williams
For more information on Binns Management go to www.JimmyBinnsJr.com.
For more information on World Series of Fighting go to the Official WSOF website.