Updated: February 15, 2015

On January 17th, in Brownville, Texas, Houston’s Rey Trujillo (18-13-0) defeated Jamall Emmers to win the vacant Featherweight Title at “HERO FC Best of the Best IV.” I had a chance to take to him about his victory.

Q: What was it like getting the win at HERO FC “Best of the Best IV”?

A: It was good. It was a relief. I put in a lot of work to prepare for the fight. I am real happy that it went my way. I got the victory and I hope that everything that comes with it will help me progress in my career?

Q: When do you think you gained control of the match?

A: When he signed the paperwork to fight. (Laughing) I think it was at the beginning. After he felt the power of my punches, he turned into a different fighter and he might have started to think he got into something a little too deep. I felt like I had control of the whole fight.

Q: What do you think sets you apart from Jamall?

A: Most defiantly my experience and the fighters I have fought in the past are top elite fighters that are known nationwide and some are known all over the world. I have fought several fighters that have 40 or 50 plus fights. I also feel that I was stronger and faster than him.

Q: With having as many fights as you have had, what do you think has helped you learn up until this point in your career?

A: I think with having the fights that I have had and being the veteran as I am, it has sharpened my skills and it has been a real eye opener at what it takes to be at the elite level. That’s why I have changed a lot of things up with my diet, conditioning, training and recovery. It took a long time to get there. I had to learn a lot of things out on my own or wait for the opportune times to observe the knowledge, but I finally did. Now with all that behind me, I hope it will help me be a resilient champion so I can hold the title for a while.

Q: Have you had a chance to talk to Jamall after the fight?

A: Yes. I talked to him a little bit about a possible fight opportunity for him in San Antonio. He said that he had a gash on his leg and he was going to pass on it. I really think he is going to bounce back strong from this.

Q: Did you guys talk about the fight at all?

A: No we didn’t. I thought maybe that might have been a touchy subject.

Q: What are aspiration for the rest of your career and what do you hope comes next for you?

A: I am ready for whatever comes my way. I’m excited about defending the title and my goal is to fight the best in the world. I want to get to the UFC. With the top 10 guys in my division, I know I can hang with and beat eight of them. Eventually I want to take on Connor McGregor. I would really like to beat his ass. He rubs me the wrong way and I think his behavior is a poor example for the youth and the sport as well.

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