Cahoon made his debut at RINGS Holland against Joop Kasteel,
entering the ring as a unknown fighter and leaving the
ring as the British Bulldog. He
fought in Japan recently but lost, on a split decision.
And he lost due a cut above his eye against Rodney Faverus.
He is a funny guy, has good jokes and a nice person. This
young man has a future full of MMA, he is working hard
to become the best and he has one thing that several top
fighters miss: the heart of a British lion.
is your record at the moment Paul?
Cahoon : 8 matches.
Interviewer: Have you ever lost?
Cahoon : Yes, I did lost but I have been screwed
by the referees several times. And ofcourse you lose sometime,
it's the game.
Interviewer: Your fight against John Weir? (at
Andy Jardine's UFN)
Cahoon : Well I was supposed to fight Mark
Weir, but a couple days before the fight Andy Jardine
came to me and told me to lose weight for fighting Mark
Weir. I lost by a cut, but I really beat him up. Nobody
agreed but I cant turn back time!
Interviewer: Who did you train in the UK?
Cahoon : London
Shootfighters. I liked it there!
Interviewer: Who do you train at Golden Glory?
Cahoon : I train with Fatih Kocamis, Chalid
Arrab, the Overeem brothers, Heath Herring, Remco Pardoel
and of course my trainer Cor Hemmers.
Interviewer: What is it like to fight for GG?
Cahoon : Well it is great. Everybody has his
own specialty, I like Fatih for his all roundness, Gilbert
Yvel his striking, the explosive power of Valentijn and
so on. It is a great team.
Interviewer: Any comment on the Joop Kasteel fight?
Cahoon : Well it was a tough fight and I had
four days to prepare, but I liked it very much. He is
a huge guy and a great sportsman. I am glad I won.
Interviewer: Where do you live in England?
Cahoon : Liverpool, but now I stay in Holland.
Were I live in a house together with Fatih Kocamis and
Chalid Arrab, it is great fun!! We all get along well!
Interviewer: Who is the best fighter in your opinion?
Cahoon : As I said before every fighter has
something that I like. I dont have a particular
Interviewer: In England?
Cahoon : James Zikic, this guy is my favourite!
I respect him a lot, he has heart, power and a great personality!
Watch out for this guy!
Interviewer: Who would you like to fight? (Fatih just
walked in the room).
Cahoon : Fatih Kocamis, like the movie in Kickboxer,
our hands covered in glue and glass on it, no rules because
we have to settle things right hahaha. No just kidding,
I would like to fight Dan Henderson, Tito Ortiz, Vitor
Belfort, Vanderlei Silva etc. I will fight everybody everywhere!
Interviewer: Who is next for you Paul?
Cahoon : Martin Malchasian in Russia and ofcourse
Joop Kasteel at 2H2H. A rematch!
Interviewer: Anything else you would like to say to your
fans in the UK and the rest of the world?
Cahoon : Thanks everybody who helped me. And
just remember: many people will let you down, they wont
give you the luck to reach your goal. Always keep your
head up and achieve your goal as good as possible!
Interviewer: Thanks Paul and good luck with your next
Cahoon : Thanks mate!
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