British featherweight, Jason "Shotgun" Young, has gone from London to London in his quest to become the best fighter he can be in his blooming career. Young is in London, Ontario at the Adrenaline Training Center preparing his game for his battle with Japanese fighter Michihiro Omigawa that takes place on November 5 at UFC 138 back on his native soil.
I caught up with Young after he finished his morning training with Adrenaline head trainer Alex Gasson and he was gracious enough to chat with Bleacher Report about a few topics including his debut fight at UFC 131 in Vancouver, B.C., his path to the UFC and his upcoming fight at UFC 138 in England.
Young has travelled from London, England to train with fellow Adrenaline fighters Sam Stout, Mark Hominick and Chris Horodecki and says that the way they fight, the knowledge and style they bring is what attracted him to train at Adrenaline.
Young is a new father and is clearly focused on giving his career the best chance he possibly can as he left his family back home to "step his game up to the next level."
With the close decision loss in his debut against Justin Poirier, Young is well aware of what he needs to do in his next match to come out on the better side, and he is dedicated to rounding out his game to be able to win in the UFC.
Shotgun certainly has the pop and power to compete with the best on his feet and I'm sure in the next few weeks he will improve all aspects of his game.
He also has the intangibles that the UFC is always on the lookout for and that is the courage, heart and confidence displayed in his words.
"I'll fight anyone. Anyone they put in front of me."
I look forward to watching Young vs Omigawa.
Full video interview is available here, as well as some footage of Shotgun training.
Dwight Wakabayashi is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report MMA and also a correspondent for MMACanada.net.