Bartosz Sobczak, myMMA.pl: Hi Morten first of all thanks for your time, what’s happening with you now? We haven’t seen you in cage since april win against Waachiim Spiritwolf?
Morten Hougaard Djursaa: After my fight against Waachiim Spiritwolf I took some time of to finish my bachelor in pedagogy. I kind of messed up an exam and barely passed it because of my mind being on the fight against Spiritwolf. After this me and my wife, Maria Hougaard Djursaa, that defeated Jorina Baars earlier the same night as I fought Spiritwolf, took some vacation with our son.
I know that you have booked fight with Nicolas Dalby it will be fight for top WW position in Denmark outside UFC. Where are you training to this fight and with who?
Now I am back in training. Preparing for my bout against Nicolas Dalby. A fight I expect to be fireworks. I am preparing for the fight primarily in Fighter Center Odense with my coach David Rosmon and my sparring partners from the MMA team as well as the BJJ and muay thai team with my training partner Kasper Tobberup. A former Danish muay thai champion and 3rd at the IFMA world championship in Russia in 2012.
Have you ever received contract offer from UFC?
If the UFC called me with a good fight I would be ready.
I know that few months ago KSW offer you contract for title fight with Aslambek Saidov but you dislike to fight him second time so you don’t like beautiful and important belts? :D
I respect Aslambek a lot. He is a strong fighter with good skills. Plus he seems like a nice guy. We met in Las Vegas while we where both training for our fight. Funny coincidence. The belt is looking very good but I won our last fight convincingly enough to not need a rematch.
One punch knockout power – this is best that you have in your skillset?
I have a good all round game but I feel confident in my striking and I like being in the fire zone.
How many fighters from Poland you recognize?
Aslambek of course. Magomedov, his cousin (maybe Mamed?;)). Mariusz Pudzianowski (whose name I even spelled right without googling) Krzysztof Soszynski. Artur Kadlubek who I was supposed to fight a couple of years back, fight never happened though as he got injured unfortunately. He seemed like a tough opponent though, would have made a good fight.
Could you compare Danish and Polish MMA scene?
The Polish MMA scene is larger than the Danish scene with many more fighters and many more shows. In Denmark European MMA is the only show that promotes professional MMA and then there are a few smaller shows setting up amateur MMA fights.
Thanks for interview, would you like to say some words for your polish fans? That is the best place to do it.
I like the Polish fighting mentality. I have the pleasure of training with some Polish guys i Fighter Center Odense. They always work hard and never quit for any reason. I like that way!
Best regards Morten