When most MMA fans think of Jeremy May they think of the guy from The Ultimate Fighter 7 who was a bit over the top. They are reminded of his controversial ways and give him a bad rep. Then he steps in the cage and it's a whole different ballgame. May is coming off of two wins in the cage, his most recent against TUF vet Frank Lester. Now he prepares to step into the cage once again to face UFC vet David Branch in Shark Fights 15 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on May 27th. May is once again looking to come out with another W on his record.
Jeremy May has been working hard to get ready for what could be a chance to get noticed and make his way into the UFC. "I'm working tons of wrestling and MMA sparring. I've corrected a few holes in my game and can't wait to try some new tools," May said in an exclusive interview forExaminer.com. He went on to say regarding his advantages in this fight "I believe my ground game will throw him off and I have an 82' reach I plan to use against Dave (Branch). He's very good in all aspects and will not be a walk through for anyone." May has been training with ATT Port St. Lucie in Florida alongside Renato Tavares, Joel Garcia, Julien Williams and Kenny "Deuce" Garner. The 185 lbs matchup is one you definitely will not want to miss.
It seems that the Jeremy May we saw on TUF 7 is not the same that we see now. While May would like to be a champion one day he does fight for another purpose. The mouths of 78 kids in Colombia are his main reason. "To be honest, as long as I can fight and make enough to keep my orphanage in Colombia, South America up and running I'm happy," May said. Since TUF he has evolved as not only a fighter, but a person as well. "It's been a rough road with a neck fracture in the beginning of 2009 but the camp I'm with now and my coaches at ATT are the best and have really helped me to that next level," he says. “I believe in both my hands and ground game and with that have learned to calm down, relax more and use my skills to enjoy winning fights." May had some advice to give to the next generation of MMA fighters, “The biggest thing is know your worth and demand it. Also slow down and enjoy the moment, rushing things has never worked out for me in a fight."
To see Jeremy May in action against Dave Branch make sure to catch the fights live at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, NM on May 27th. May wants to thank his sponsors New Breed Fight Gear, Cauliflower Fight Gear and Pimp It Fight Gear.