RONIN – Shane Wiggand (5-10) might not have the most impressive sounding MMA record but it is testament to the fact that he never turns down a fight and has taken on some top class opponents. A veteran of ESPN Star Sports Martial Combat he is no stranger to the big stage and will be very comfortable when he sets foot inside the DARE cage on January 7th. His biggest strength is his Judo where he has a black belt but he is also a fighter with more than 25 Muay Thai fights that works hard on his submissions game.
RONIN will be representing Boxer Rebellion Gym and Q23 BJJ School in his DARE fight against Marko Huusansaari on January 7th, 2012.
For more information about Boxer Rebellion, please visit: www.boxer-rebellion.net
MMAOrient: What’s your martial arts background?
I have been doing judo since I was 14. Last 10 years not so much. I also wrestled for 1 year as well. I have train in savate under 2 world champion boxing under U.S.A champion and muay thai.
MMAOrient: How did you get into the sport of mma?
I got involved in mma in 1998. Brian madden was a former WWF wrestler and loved mma fighting. He started at the SFC and I fought on most of his cards. He did judo at our school when he was teenager.
MMAOrient: Can you tell us the history of your nick name “Ronin”?
I usually don’t use nick names but “Ronin” means a samurai with no master. So he is for hire where ever. I thought it suits me because I have trained in the U.S, England, Japan, Thailand and fought in many different countries.
MMAOrient: Which team are you training with in preparation for your next bout?
Im training at my gym boxer rebellion. I’m part owner of the gym and q-23 bjj school. I help teach judo throws there.
MMAOrient: Can yous tell us a bit about your next opponent?
I dont know my next oppenent. I heard he is a nice guy. And he seems he likes to stand up and fight.
MMAOrient: What holes do you see in Huusansaari’s game?
MMAOrient: Do you like to stand with your opponents or take them to the ground?
I think I can stand or go to ground with most people. My ground game should be better.
MMAOrient: What’s your favorite strike/submission to use in any fight?
For ground I tapped out most people in judo from armlocks and mma from armlocks. Usually straight arm lock from my back, but I’m very good with bent arms locks as well. In judo they are called Gurames. Straight arm lock is JUJI KATAME. Striking wise, I’m good at dirty boxing and body shots.
MMAOrient: Who is your biggest inspiration?
MMAOrient: What can your fans expect from you in Dare 1/12?
A good show.
MMAOrient: Any people/sponsors you wanna give thanks?
Jesus, tuff, Adam from q-23, Dom from boxer rebellion, people who brought my tickets and other people who has helped me get here.
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