Interview With Fighter Pete Sell by Ben Tatar of CriticalBench.com
Pete Sell has made a statement in the world of full contact fighting! Pete made his debut by shocking the world and choking out New York's legendary bad ass Phil Baroni at UFC 51! After putting Phil to sleep, Pete Sell became an icon and a powerful force to be reckoned with in the world of full contact fighting. Currently the world champion in the Middle Weight Division is Rich Franklin, but after watching Pete's dominance against his opponents, everyone has a man to fear, everyone fears Pete! Well, I got the chance to step into the mind of this UFC superstar and got to see what he had to say! So I bring you none other than the amazing fighter himself PETE SELL!
1) Critical Bench: Pete, we all have talents and most motivated people want to be the best in the world at something. Why was your calling Full Contact Fighting?
Pete Sell: I always fought growing up and instead of getting in trouble for fighting, I decided to do it for a living. So I am a professional fighter. It started when I met up with Matt and Nick Serra ( who are my mentors,) in 1999. They were fighting at the time and after I met them, everything took off from there.
2) Critical Bench: Fighting is a sport for the toughest athletes in the world. What goes through your mind mentally before a big fight?
Pete Sell: I just love to fight...I just get prepared to go to war. When i'm fighting I get get a crazy feeling and it's a feeling that you can never get tired of experiencing!
3) Critical Bench: How do you prepare physically before a fight?
Pete Sell: I lift about two days a week. I train Jiu-Jistu, wrestling, and boxing. I train these twice a day, and seven days a week. I throw the cardio in between. My diet is very strict. I eat very low carbs during the day, and I eat no carbs at night.
4) Critical Bench: Pete, you have beaten most of your opponents in the first round and you have looked unstoppable. In the Octagon you are a fearless animal who just attacks, who goes after what he wants and prevails. So, out of every opponent that you have faced, who would you say has been your toughest opponent thus far?
Pete Sell: Chris Ligouri
5) Critical Bench: Tell us about your hardcore battle against Chris?
Pete Sell: Well after the first round, I was totally exhausted and I was still in amazing shape. I won round one and some how gutted out to win round two. During the third round, I took a bad beating, but somehow I ended up winning the fight even though my face looked like mashed potatoes!
6) Critical Bench: what was your favorite moment ever in the Octagon?
Pete Sell: My favorite moment was my first UFC fight against Phil Baroni because i was about a five to one underdog, but ended up taking him out to prove everybody wrong. After that fight I really became known..
7) Critical Bench: Thanks for taking the time to answer some personal questions. On a more general level, how big do you think full contact fighting will get?
Pete Sell: MMA has blown up over the last couple of years and I believe it will be bigger than boxing one day.
8) Critical Bench: Having made it so far, what is your advice for the beginner who would like to be the next world's best fighter?
Pete Sell: If you're not into it 100% don't do it, but if you are don't limit yourself and always believe you can be better even when you think you're the best.
9) Critical Bench: Away from the octago, what is your family like and have they pushed you to be the best that you can be?
Pete Sell: Yes, my family are good people. They are supportive in everything i do. I drove them through hell growing up though.
10) Critical Bench: What are your future goals in the sport of MMA? (Mixed Martial Arts)
Pete Sell: Of course to be the champ one day and maybe even become an entrepreneur.
Critical Bench: Pete, it's been great talking to you and you have had some very powerful experiences that you have shared with us. In closing what would you like to tell the thousands and millions of people reading your interview?
Pete Sell: If you put your mind to something you can do whatever you want. Always believe the sky's the limit and support MMA!