SPORTS: What is your current MMA record and what method did you win/lose
Regan: Professional record is 4 wins 1 loss, the loss being an amateur
bout. For my last fight I won by Rear naked choke, a submission method.
MMA SPORTS: What gym do you train at and who are
Regan: I train out of Lange’s MMA in North Manly under one of Australia’s
first shoot fighters, Anthony Lange.
MMA SPORTS: What weight division do you fight
Regan: Welterweight 77kg.
MMA SPORTS: Give a description on your martial
Regan: Initially I started my training with just boxing, eventually
I got bored with training under the one discipline and lost focus, so
I decided to develop my skills with Brazilian jiu-jitsu and kickboxing.
MMA SPORTS: How long have you been training MMA
Regan: I started my MMA training in 2008.
MMA SPORTS: What drew you into Mixed Martial
Arts and to become a fighter?
Regan: The mental and physical challenge that’s required drew me to
the sport. As there are so many different aspects to MMA, you are always
challenged to learn a new move and test yourself to become “the ultimate
MMA SPORTS: Do you have a nickname?
Regan: No, but being a personal trainer, some of my clients have created
their own nickname for me being dolly, “Regan dolly Wilson”, isn’t the
best name to intimidate an opponent, or is it? (laughs).
MMA SPORTS: Tell us about your upbringing and
what got you here today?
Regan: I grew up in New Zealand with my three brothers. My parents often
struggled financially, so we were moved around a lot. Our last move
was to the Northern Beaches, Australia in 2000 when I was 14. I Went
through a rebellious stage during my early teens and got into a bit
of trouble a few times on the street. I didn’t quite know how to handle
these situations, so they often wouldn’t end in my favour. From then
on I decided to learn some self-defense, so that I could feel a lot
safer. In saying that, I have never had to use MMA on the streets since
I’ve been training.
MMA SPORTS: If you could fight any celebrity
in an MMA fight, who would it be?
Regan: Probably Jessica Alba, because it would be great to get her in
the mount position. (laughs).
MMA SPORTS: What is one rule you would like to
see implemented in MMA?
Regan: Random drug tests for registered Australian MMA fighters and
all competitors that compete on these shores. We need to ensure that
this wonderful sport is drug free.
MMA SPORTS: How would you explain your fighting
Regan: Only having 5 fights, I am still exploring the different and
most effective style in the cage. My last fights have shown me that
I’m most comfortable on the ground, but as I develop as an MMA fighter
and In preparation to my next bout, my preferences have started to change
and I’m focusing on my boxing skills, and feeling much more comfortable
standing in the cage.
MMA SPORTS: In the cage getting ready to fight,
what goes through your mind knowing that your opponent wants to hurt
Regan: I try not to think about that at all, having a calm and cool
mindset is something I find essential to staying focused throughout
the bout. You’ve always got to have your next move planned and stay
one step ahead to get through.
MMA SPORTS: What made you step into Mixed Martial
Regan: The opportunity to fight and get paid for it. I definately didn’t
think about it when I first started, but getting paid to do something
that your truly love is a great incentive to achieve.
MMA SPORTS: In the cage getting ready to fight,
is it difficult to punch someone in the face that hasn’t done anything
Regan: Not really, because I know if I let my guard down my opponent
won’t hesitate to lay into me, premature self-defense, that’s how I
justify it anyway.
MMA SPORTS: What's that one MMA fight that stands
out in your mind that you’ve had?
Regan: My only MMA loss, even though it was an amateur fight, the feeling
I had after losing, definately stuck with me for a while.
MMA SPORTS: In the dressing room, while you are
waiting for your fight, what are you thinking of and what are you feeling?
Regan: Excited and anxious, the adrenaline rush is very exciting before,
during and after my fight. I’m also thinking about when it’s all over,
I can take a break from training and my diet and eat all the chocolate
I want (laughs).
MMA SPORTS: What is your goal for your MMA career?
Regan: To make a name for myself as a respected fighter. Also I would
like to use my experiences to help expand other fighters to be the best
they can be. Maybe one day I would like to open a gym myself.
MMA SPORTS: Thank you for the interview, anything
Regan: Yes, I would like to thank my trainer Anthony Lange and all my
training partners from “Lange’s MMA” for all their help with preparation
Also I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fantastic sponsor
“Mack Boots” in supporting me in my MMA career and like “Mack Boots”
I too want to “SHOW THE EARTH WHO’S BOSS!!!!”