MTA: Congratulations on advancing to the finals of the Journey Fight Series tournament. Going into the fight with Justin Greskiewicz did you see it going the way it did?
Josh: I didn't realize he was as heavy as that. some people were saying before this tournament that I was too big, but I dieted down to 145 lbs and only cut a little in water, Justin told me he was 163 lbs on the night of the fight, I was about 150 lbs.
MTA: You ended him with a knee to the body, when you connected with that did you know the fight was over?
Josh: I could feel the difference in weight, it seemed at first he was comfortable and I was trying to figure him out the 1st round or two. Around the 3rd round I decided along with my coach that I was giving him too much space and playing his game so I applied more pressure and came forward, it was very quickly evident that this was not what he wanted, when I landed the first decent punch and a hard elbow his composure seemed to come apart very quickly. My corner was screaming to test his body, I hit Justin with a couple of body punches and another elbow and he really slowed down and was moving a lot to avoid the clinch. It was then I looked for the long knee to finish the fight. When I landed that knee and he went down I believed I had the right momentum to finish him, after a few seconds of the 8 count judging by his posture I did not think he wanted to continue.
MTA: You are now set to face Matt Embree in the finals of the tournament how do you feel about that match-up, and can you give us a prediction?
Josh: I don't like to predict fights- there are no sure things in fight sports so you work hard, if you are good enough you will win.
MTA: The finals are not until October do you have any fights planned in between that time?
Josh: I may have a fight before the final in October, I have a few offers but it depends on the quality of competition and money if I will fight.
MTA: Anyone you are specifically interested in fighting?
Josh: I believe Kevin Ross is a strong opponent, but I believe I am one of the strongest fighters between 140 and 147 lbs in North America so that would be a fight I think people would be happy to see. But as they say Nathan, all in good time.