Jack Mason plans to prove he’s better than ever at Cage Warriors 93
He may have had almost 50 fights in a 13-year professional career, but Jack Mason believes that he’s never been better – and plans to prove it when he steps back into the cage in Sweden this weekend.
Mason, 35, is one of the most respected figures in UK MMA and has done battle with a who’s who of the fight game over the course of his 29-16-1 career record.
After almost two years out due to jaw and knee injuries, he returns at Cage Warriors 93 in Gothenburg on Saturday to face Hakon Foss (8-5) and intends to show that he’s still a fighter to fear.
“It never crossed my mind to retire because of the injuries,” he said. “I want to go out the way I want to go out.
“For me, it’s not about fighting in the UFC – if I got the opportunity I would, but it’s not on my goals list.
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“I don’t feel like I’ve got anything left to prove, but I’ve never had a fight where I’ve fought to my full potential. That’s my goal.”
And, if Mason hits that potential, the Colchester warrior, head coach at the renowned BKK Fighters Gym, believes that he has a title run left in him before he hangs up the 4-ounce gloves.
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“100% I’m getting better as a fighter all the time,” he said. “I’ve improved vastly since my previous outings and I’ve definitely got a few things left to show these other fighters.
“My intention is to be the best Jack Mason I can be. I’m still one of the best welterweights out there – I want to go out and prove it.
“I think, in terms of Cage Warriors, I’m up at the top in terms of both total fights and wins, and I think I’m always in title contention because of that, but I need one or two wins before I could potentially be in the title race.”
Of his fight with Foss this weekend ‘The Stone’ added: “I’m expecting him to be pretty good.
“He’s a high-level Greco wrestler and he’s also a good Thai boxer. I’m probably expecting him to try and keep it standing, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he throws in a few takedowns as well.
“I’m preparing for that – and looking to take him out.”
- Cage Warriors 93 will be shown live in the UK on BT Sport 3 from 8pm, while the prelims will air on Facebook.