Strikeforce veteran and recent addition to the World Series of Fighting roster Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm joined BJPENN.COM Radio on Wednesday, June 4 for an in-depth interview ahead of his scheduled fight with former UFC lightweight Jacob Volkmann on June 14th.
The fight with Volkmann, which has been promoted to the main card of WSOF 3, will air live on the NBC Sports Network and by all accounts looks to be a competitive and entertaining bout. Beerbohm’s exuberance for an opportunity to fight on national television was evident.
“I’m super excited about being on TV, I’m super stoked about that because this fight’s not going to be boring,” Beerbohm began. “There’s no two ways around it; we’re both grapplers, wrestlers but both of us want to be on top. Neither of us are going to stay on bottom, so when you get a match-up like this the fans are going to win for sure. It’s going to be a super exciting fight.”
Though he is currently listed as an underdog, Beerbohm insisted that the fight, win or lose, will not be based on what’s on paper. Despite his self-admitted lack of experience in collegiate wrestling or grappling tournaments-experience which Volkmann carries-Beerbohm believes that he could still submit his opponent if the opportunity arose.
“I think he’s going to come in and try to lay on me, and I’m going to scramble, I’m going to get up and I’m going to kick his ass and probably choke him out,” Beerbohm said, exuding confidence. “I think it’s going to be super close, and I’m going to pull away in the third round and finish him.”
Never one to shy away from drama, Volkmann recently made headlines when he bashed the UFC regarding their rate of pay for fighters, as well as their insurance policies. Despite his accusations and plans to “expose” the UFC, Beerbohm said that he’s heard almost nothing about the situation.
“To tell you the truth, I haven’t really paid much attention,” he said, noting that his mother was the first to tell him about Volkmann’s outbursts regarding fighter pay in the UFC. “I did listen a little about him and the Obama bit, but I don’t know much about anything else. I watch some film on him, but I don’t get on the Internet and surf and pay attention to what he does. I don’t get on websites or nothing like that, so I truly don’t know.”
Beerbohm’s experience in the cage and passion for the fight game make him a likeable fighter by all accounts, yet for this nationally televised bout he has little-to-no sponsorship. For specifics on sponsoring “Fancy Pants” for his upcoming WSOF debut, you can contact him via Facebook, Twitter or by e-mailing [email protected] for the chance to get your logo on NBC Sports Network.
To listen to the full-length interview with Lyle Beerbohm, use the player below.Tags: Beerbohm, NBC Sports, ufc, volkmann, wsof