LEGACY AMATEUR SERIES FIGHTER PROFILE – Lior Shporen
By Mike Calimbas
We’re only a few days away from the next edition of the Legacy Amateur Series scheduled for this Friday at the House of Blues in Downtown Dallas! Leading up to this Friday night, we’re profiling several of the fighters set to appear on the card here on our website so our fans can get to know some of there athletes a little better prior to seeing them fight LIVE in what should be a very exciting event.
Next up in our Legacy Amateur fighter profile series is Lior Shporen, who is both a fighter and Dallas-area business entrepreneur. Together with his wife, Lior owns and operates a fire and water damage restoration company while training in-between servicing his customers and managing his company! No doubt the busy man but a focused one, Lior is ready to go for his fight this Friday night against Terrell Henson.
I feel great. I’ve never felt better before and I feel ready to go.
What are your goals in MMA and what’s so fun about getting in there?
My goals in MMA are to keep competing often in MMA fights and grappling tournaments. I love the competition. I enjoy it. I love the sport and I’m a huge fan of it. Training and competing in this sport is my passion.
How do you get better as an MMA fighter? Who are you working with?
I’m always looking for ways to improve my technique and conditioning. I tend to mix it up. I’ve trained under some amazing coaches and currently I’m working with Allen Mohler and Saekson Janjira. Dominic Cure is my strength and conditioning coach as well. Each of these coaches has helped me take it to the next level.
What are your strengths as an MMA fighter?
I am primarily a Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu fighter.
What’s everyday life like for you outside of training?
My wife and I own and operate a fire and water damage restoration company, Floors To Ceiling Restoration. Our restoration business is a family start-up and another passion of mine. I stay very busy between training and serving my customers. My customers always take priority and I fit my training and fighting schedule around work.
It feels great to fight for a well-recognized organization. I know Legacy’s pro fights are televised on HDNet and that’s great. I think Legacy will continue to grow and be known as one of the biggest promotions out there.
I see you’re fighting Terrell Henson at the House of Blues. Do you know anything about Terrell and how are you approaching this fight?
I don’t know much about him. I’m told he’s a wrestler/grappler. These are exactly the kind of guys I train and I train with some of the best wrestlers and grapplers in the state. I’ll be prepared.
How can fans expect this fight to go when you and Henson hit the cage?
There will be little bit of everything. From stand up to the ground game. I’m planning to have fun and finish my opponent.
If you had to give some lasts words for Terrell Henson, what would you say to him before you guys get in there to fight?
I want to thank him for taking this fight. I hope he’s feeling good and comes to fight in his best shape. I want the best Terrell Henson there is because I want to give the audience a good show, the kind of fight they came to see.
Any other last thoughts or anybody you want to say thank you to before Friday?
Yes, I want to thank Legacy and Collin for the opportunity to fight. I want to thank my wife for her support while I’m training everyday and not being home much. I want to thank all my teammates and coaches at Mohler and Saekson Janjira for training with me and always pushing me to be better. And thanks to Dominic Cure, my conditioning coach, and John Marsella, my boxing coach. These two guys motivate me every day.
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