Tyler Vogel: "I'm trying to put a new spark into the sport"
An "Outlaw" is coming to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship
Tyler "The Outlaw" Vogel will make his Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship debut when he meets Jake Bostwick at BKFC 14 in Miami on Friday night.
The Nov. 13 outing pairs the 28-year old Vogel up against the 31-year-old fighter out of England in each of their first officially sanctioned bare knuckle bouts.
"I've done some unsanctioned bouts on the (Indian) reservations in Montana and North Dakota," Vogel said when speaking of his bare knuckle experience ahead of the upcoming contest.
"Between MMA and boxing, I've fought at the highest level," he said. "I'm excited about getting back in a new sport, with a big venue, and kind of taking over the whole scene. I'm in my prime. A lot of these other guys are older and kind of chasing dollars. They're on their way out and I'm trying to put a new spark into the sport, get more eyes into it, and hopefully I can do that."
When asked about his opponent, Vogel didn't know much about the man who he will be toeing the line with on pay-per-view.
"I don't know anything about him," Vogel said. "That's probably the first time I heard his name to be honest with you. I don't really get into my opponents. I just focus on myself. I know what I'm capable of and I hope he is prepared for me.
"I train with heavyweights, middleweights, cruiserweights, kickboxers, and jiu jitsu specialists. I train three times a day, I'm always in shape. It's a lifestyle. I'm ready for whoever, whenever."
While this may be Vogel's first outing with BKFC, he already has aspirations of earning championship gold.
"I want to take over the sport honestly. I'm not trying to come over to bare knuckle to just be one and done. I want to be the face of the organization."
Headlining the Nov. 13 Bare Knuckle FC 14 fight card is a fight for the promotion's 155-pound title as current champion Luis Palomino puts his belt on the line against the challenger, Jim Alers.