He took the time to do an email interview with us here at MMACAGECHATTER.com and it is one of the more interesting ones we have had. Take the time and educate yourself on:
MMACAGECHATTER: For our readers who are not familiar with you can you tell us a little about yourself and why people should be keeping an eye out for you?
John: Well I've just turned 29 I'm a UK Gypsy Traveller iv lived in a Trailer (Caravan) my whole life and iv only been fighting MMA now for 6 years and people should keep a eye out for me cuz I'm really Cool! Lol
MMACAGECHATTER: When your name comes up we hear a lot about “Gypsy Jiu Jitsu”, what is it?
John: Gypsy Jiu Jitsu is me and my brothers again cuz I am a Gypsy and iv never trained in BBJ or worn a GI I dont have any belts or ranks in it I've all ever done no GI sub wrestling and MMA and a few years go i just called my style Gypsy Jiu Jitsu when i was getting really to fight BBJ black belts and after I beat and tap a few out I give myself a Pink Belt in Gypsy Jiu Jitsu cuz I like the color lol
MMACAGECHATTER: Congratulations on the win over DaMarques Johnson, can you tell us about that fight (how was your camp, mindset before the fight, the moment when you knew the armbar was there and you had it in and how it felt to beat a guy who some regard as an up and comer in the sport)?
John: Training camp went really well and my mindset was good all the way up to the fight but in the fight I just wasn't feeling it and I thought it was a bad fight don't get me wrong I'm happy that I won but people saying it was a good fight to me and I'm like nah it wasn't! And as for the armbar I was happy with that as soon as I step over his head I know I had it and he wasn't getting out of it! Feels great to beat a guy like DaMarques who is a good up and comer that was his 8th UFC fight and only my second so happy that I beat him but not happy with the fight!
MMACAGECHATTER: What was it like making your UFC debut at UFC 138 vs Justin Edwards and getting the win in front of your main fan base in England?
John: For me it was the best feeling in the world,making my debut in the UFC in England,the fans cheering me on then getting the win nothing better then that!
MMACAGECHATTER: What do you think sets you apart from other welterweights?
John: I don't think anything sets me apart from the other oh wait maybe it's my good looks! Lol
MMACAGECHATTER: Could you talk to us about what got you into the world of Mixed Martial Arts?
John: Well me and my brother got a DVD of UFC 40 Vendetta Tito Ortiz vs Ken Shamrock and from there we was hooked + we become big Tito fans and that's what got us in to training and fighting
MMACAGECHATTER: Who are some of your influences and idols in and out of MMA?
John: Well my influences when I got in the sport of MMA was people like Tito Ortiz, Matt Hughes, Bas Rutten & frank Shamrock Old school lol & whenever Tito or Matt fights I'm still cheer for them and my influences out side of MMA was Van Damme and Bruce Lee big fan of there's I used to think I was Van Damme when I was younger lol
MMACAGECHATTER: What is your favorite part of being a Fighter?
John: I just enjoy it all training,traveling up and down getting to meet people
MMACAGECHATTER: What do you do outside of training camp to keep in shape? I know you mentioned that you eat a lot of doughnuts on Twitter last week.
John: Well not a lot lol I do like to eat a lot wen I'm not in training camp and I love Krispy Kreme donuts! But I'm alway in half shape cuz always got guy fighting so I'm always in the gym helping them out
MMACAGECHATTER: You are known as a fighter who finishes fights with 13 finishes in 21 fights, what is your favorite way to finish a fight and why?
MMACAGECHATTER: There have been some big name fighters to come out of England and make a splash in the UFC such as Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy and Michael Bisping. With that UFC debut win over former Ultimate Fighter runner-up DaMarques Johnson are you the next name everyone should know? Why?
John: I dont know really ,I just love the sport ,love to train and to compete so I guess from the start
MMACAGECHATTER: Now that you are in the UFC you are in division that has been ruled over for years by a top pound for pound champion in Georges St-Pierre. What are your thoughts about GSP and the division?
John: This is my top 5 pound for pound but not my top 5 favorite fighters! 1 anderson-silva Cuz how can he not be number 1! 2 Georges St-Pierre cuz his been the WW champ now for a long time 3 Jon Jones cuz who he has beat lately 4 Gilbert Melendez top LW who as beating a who's who of mma fighter and he should be in the UFC soon 5 Jose Aldo With 21 win and only 1 lose and beat a lot of top guys
MMACAGECHATTER: If you could stand across the cage from anyone in history fighter or not who would it be any why?
John: Not a lot just keep training and playing my PS3 lol also just waiting on news of my next fight and I should know really soon
MMACAGECHATTER: I have seen that you are very good at responding to fans through social media such as Twitter, do you feel it is important to stay connected on a personal level with your fans and followers?
MMACAGECHATTER: What’s one thing people don’t know about John “The One” Maguire?