Titan 32 will air live Friday night on CBS Sports and will be headlined by a colossal conflict between two extremely entertaining and exciting featherweights.
Desmond Green (13-3) will face the newly acquired former UFC competitor Steven Siler (23-13) for the Titan FC Featherweight strap. Desmond Green will have the hard task of outdoing his last performance at Titan FC 31 where he mauled over MMA legend and pioneer Miguel Torres (43-8) by way of TKO in only 46 seconds.
“That fight felt great, I was super excited and I was happy to go out there and take Miguel to school and literally everything worked out for me.”
That bout became the main event of Titan 31 on Halloween night after Mike Ricci’s (10-4) opponent Yoshiyuki Yoshida (17-6) pulled out of their title fight.
“I found out the morning of Halloween that Yoshida had backed out of the main event. They told me it was my time and that me and Miguel had been bumped to the main event. I literally had just got done with breakfast and was about to lay back down to relax.”
After being cut from Bellator, Green wanted to show his former promotion and his current one that he is not a fighter to be cut. His mission was accomplished when he dismantled former WEC champion Miguel Torres in under a minute.
“I didn’t think it was going to be that easy. I thought it was going to end at some point in the 2nd round, I had no clue it would only take me 46 seconds. I did know I was bigger, faster and stronger and when I saw my opening it worked out for me.”
Since competing in Bellator, Des has moved his training to Tri-Star gym in Montreal. Tri-Star has helped develop such prominent UFC fighters as Georges St-Pierre, Kenny Florian, Patrick Cote, Tom Watson and current #1 welterweight contender Rory MacDonald.
“I’m definitely at the top of my game now and moving to Tri-Star in Montreal was the best move of my career by far. I feel like I’m only at the surface of my potential and in 3-4 years I will reach my absolute best when I can soak up everything Tri-Star has to offer. I trained in every facet in preparation for this fight Friday night against Siler. From jiu-jitsu, boxing, Muay Thai, Judo and a lot of wrestling, I know I’m young and I try to keep a well rounded camp and work on everything.”
Green’s opponent, Steven Siler, is riding a 3-fight losing streak and Des will look to take advantage of Siler, who he feels is reeling from the losses.
“I know he keeps his chin too high and I’m going to use my speed and movement to exploit that and I’ll go out there and finish the fight early. He’ll be fighting desperate for the win, he just got cut from the UFC so he’ll have some motivation but it won’t do much for him.”
Desmond Green is confident in his standup and feels like that will be the difference in his bout with Siler. He feels that his striking, standing and on the mat, will be the biggest factor on Friday night.
“I’ll end the fight standing up or on the ground, I’ll probably hurt him on the feet then get him to the mat and finish it with ground and pound. It will come in either the 1st or 4th round, it’ll either be quick, right off the bat or I’ll wear him down then put him away and take my belt.”