Shawn Carthon MMA

Shawn Carthon MMA Team Wolfpack

For fight night #11 Shawn was matched up to fight Desmond Peterson (Team Underdog).

Peterson “Chicago” had fought Eric French “The Hitman” (Tallahassee MMA) Fight Night #8 (I think that night his fight name was “Dynamite” and he changed to “Chicago”) That match went for a full three rounds. From that win, Peterson was 3-0.

Shawn is not as bulky as Peterson. Peterson 182 lbs / Carthon 153 lbs. Weight difference doesn’t seem to matter when it comes to skill.

Before fighters come into the ring their coaches yell at them pumping them up for the fight, then some slaps to the face, and the fighter takes that aggression into the ring with him and unleashes it on his opponent. You can never predict the outcome of these fights, even with a great fight record. Both of these fighters gave it their all in the octagon.

Carthon won this match by putting Peterson in a guillotine and Peterson tapped out.

Carthon is trained in Judo and Goju-ryu Karate. Goju- ryu is a traditional Okinawan style of karate. Goju-ryu karate teaches self-defense. It is primarily a stand up form of fighting (open and closed fist) techniques of how to block strikes by using angles, and then subdue the opponent with hand and leg strikes.

I was able to interview Shawn after his win.

Q: What do you love about fighting?
Shawn: I’m good at it.

Q: What do you hate about fighting?
Shawn: Losing

Q: What is unique about your fighting that will entice someone to come and watch you fight?
Shawn: I have an explosive fighting style with my strikes.

Q: What qualities do you look for in a fighter and want to achieve?
Shawn: I like Silva. He is a humble fighter he hides his emotions but still delivers.

Q: Have you ever been in a fight you wished you had not entered?
Shawn: I used to get jumped at school.

Q: What are you doing when you are not doing this?
Shawn: I work a night job.

Q: What is your hidden talent?
Shawn: I’m a rapper.

Q: What is something that you like now that you used to not like?
Shawn: Onions and pickles

Q: What things do you hate?
Shawn: Snakes

Q: What is the last promise you made your mother?
Shawn: I promised her I would be going pro.

We should see Shawn’s name on upcoming fight cards and follow him as he makes that promise to his mother come true.

Best of luck Shawn!

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