AFC Middleweight Champ Glenn Sparv: “I Haven’t Lost Since I Got A Mullet, You Can’t Deny Its Power”
Glenn Sparv is one of the most unique but at the same time vicious characters in the mixed martial arts world.
Recently at Australian FC 22, the “Teddy Bear” took on the tough as nails Stu Dare for the vacant middleweight crown. Due to the fact that he is stylistically a bad matchup for many top-level combatants, he went out and dominated the fight.
The win, however, did not come without adversity.
Sparv was dropped early on and damaged his leg while throwing kicks at Dare in the first round. Yet, the experience he has amassed throughout the last few years allowed him to adapt and improvise. This all accumulated into a third-round finish via devastating ground and pound.
Th Finnish warhorse has now reeled off six in a row after moving back up to middleweight. He seems to have found the magic combination that is working for him and the future looks bright for this 29-year-old mauler.
“I don’t like the quick finishes, I even told George [Hickman] I hope [fight with Stu Dare] goes five round. I wanted to be in there for five rounds but it didn’t.”
Glenn Sparv joined John Hyon Ko to talk about his championship performance at Australian FC 22, flying to compete without a cornerman, post-fight traditions, the power of his mullet, Brian Morley, and more.