Fight Card Entertainment – Takeover – Nov 19th
Q & A with Aaron Taylor
Some guys have it all, devilish good looks, and a budding mixed martial arts career are some of the hallmarks of Aaron Taylor. And don’t the looks fool you, Taylor is a cerebral fighter with big ambitions and on November 19th Pilsen’s Taylor comes to Rosemont.
Q: What gym do you consider you home gym?
A: “Hit MMA in Pilsen, Chicago!”
Q: Why did you decide to start training/fighting?
A: “I grew up in semi-rural Kentucky, and there was a lot of wrestling and garage boxing matches. I was introduced to Bruce Lee at a young age and was very drawn to the discipline and idea of living life in a way that bettered your body and mind indefinitely. That’s where the training sprang from, fighting just spawned from my competitive nature. After one and a half years of training, I thought, I might as well give it a shot in the cage.”
Q: What do you do outside of training/fighting?
A: “When I’m not training, I’m paying rent by bartending in Pilsen, or shooting out to all parts of the city for acting auditions.”
Q: If you could meet anyone person alive or dead, who would it be?
A: “Three-way tie between Prince, Bruce Lee, and Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. Prince because he’s a creative wizard and my favorite artist of all time. Bruce Lee, well, that speaks for itself, and Dumas because he was a model citizen that overcame being sold into slavery by his own pops to go on and become the most decorated man of African descent in a western army. (Dragoon General in Revolutionary France)”
Q: The hardest thing you ever had to do is?
A: “To put my military ambitions aside to chase a creative lifestyle.”
Q: How would you describe your fighting style?
A: “Hmm, I’ve only had two fights, neither of which were overly dynamic. I’m definitely classified as a striker, though I enjoy ground work and jiu-jitsu thoroughly. I suppose, ‘fluid, yet unpolished’, if that’s a thing.”
Q: How do you see you fight ending on November 19th?
A: “I survive a submission attempt to win via TKO in the 3rd”(Round)