Rising MMA star Derrick “The Flash” Bradley II by David Taylor
David: How did you got into MMA?
Derrick: I got into MMA because I was always a fighter, I grew up in Chester Pennsylvania it was a rough city so fighting was all I knew growing up. So once I seen MMA for the first time with my grandmother I knew that’s what I had to do. That was my calling.
David: How did you got the nickname “Flash”?
Derrick: I had the nickname flash since high school because of how fast I was people use to say they’d blink and I’d be gone in a flash.
David: Who are your MMA/fighting idols?
Derrick: My Idol in MMA is Brock Lesnar. I don’t care what people say he’s the greatest fight to me. To be that big and move the nimble is amazing.
David: What are your goals?
Derrick: My goal is to get a LHW title fighting in Bellator. Also to finish my ammy career with a bang out on a big win.
David: Who are your sponsors?
Derrick: My sponsors are us modern male barbershop, flex your fitness, Wilmington wolf pack football club, Monstermode Athletics, delco boxing Academy MVJ kickboxing
David: What other sports have you done?
Derrick: I’ve done a lot of sports track, basketball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, rugby and tennis
David: What would you be doing if MMA hasn’t been around?
Derrick: If MMA wasn’t around I think I’d still be playing arena football, it was fun and aggressive.
David: Tell me about your upcoming fight.
Derrick: my upcoming fight is against Francis Coleman, he like to call himself Frankie but he’s Francis to me. It’s my first fight back in two years. I been training my butt off and this dude is going down harder than Ronda Rousey in her last fight. There’s no if ands or buts about I’m coming out this fight the victor and I’m going for blood if he makes it all three rounds it’s going be three rounds of me raising hell and unleashing the armagadeion on him. After I get done with him he’s going to pick a new hobby from MMA to accounting.
David: What do you want your legacy to say about you?
Derrick: I want my legacy to say that no matter what I was one tough fighter who no matter who I faced I gave a hard fight and that they felt it afterwards
David: What would you tell up and comers?
Derrick: One thing I’ll tell up and comers is train and train hard do not rush back to back fights give yourself time to rest and learn from mistakes, I was so quick to fight I just fought anyone in any weight class. But I learned now to give myself time to heal and watch myself