Ashley Samples will look to claim the amateur Valor Fights strawweight title tonight at Valor Fights 34 in Cookeville, Tennessee as she will meet Shannon Goughary on the fight card coming from the TTU Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion.
Samples (7-5) is coming off a stoppage victory against Susie Wyatt at Shamrock FC: Ultimate in December and the victory snapped a two fight losing streak. On Tuesday’s edition of “The MMA Report Podcast,” Samples talked about her fight tonight against Goughary and explained why she loves this sport.
“I love the challenges. I love the survival instincts. I love knowing ‘yeah, can I beat his person.’ Or is this person going to beat me,” Samples explained. “When you get inside a cage, there is a referee to make sure there is no serious injury, but ultimately it’s a dog fight. Who is going to come out on top and no it’s not to the death, but sometimes mentality you want to put yourself in the right place so you have to think of it like that. I want to be a fight finisher. I do not want to leave it up to anybody hands.”
Check out Samples’ complete interview from Tuesday’s edition of “The MMA Report Podcast” below and be sure to subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher.