Dean Amasinger

Smuggling Duds are very proud to add Pro MMA fighter “The Renegade” Dean Amasinger to their ever improving team of athletes. Dean probably most well known from his time competing on Michael Bisping’s Team in The Ultimate Fighter : US vs UK has been making steady improvements since the show with an impressive 3-1 record. His first fight after the Ultimate Fighter, against Scott Jansen, took place at Ultimate Challenge UK: Dynamite on 24 October 2009 in London. Amasinger won the fight by submission in the first round. He then faced Maciej Gorski later that year (on 11 December) at KSW XII in Warsaw, Poland, which he again won by submission. On 6 February 2010, Amasinger fought for the Ultimate Challenge Welterweight Championship, against Alberto Mina, after getting injured he eventually losing due to strikes in the third round. Dean the bounced back to winning ways by defeating Jamaine Facey by unanimous decision at Ultimate Challenge in October 2010 to reclaim number one contender for the welterweight belt.

Amasinger will get his second shot at the UCMMA welterweight championship belt on February 5th 2011 where he will face off against John Maguire. Below are a few word form Dean about his up coming fight and his plans for the future.

”He’s well rounded and he’s a great fighter and I respect him but I think I edge him out everywhere. I’m confident that he hasn’t wrestled anyone as good as me and I’m more powerful than him. That’s something he won’t have dealt with at welterweight. I’m as strong as middleweights and even as strong as some light heavyweights so there’s that aspect. I think I’ve got the edge in striking as well watching the tapes on him there’s some great footage of him."

"I’d never disrespect any opponent by looking past them but ultimately my goal is to get back to the UFC. Whether that comes in 2011 it’s hard to say as it’s not up to me. All I can do is keep winning fights and put on good performances. I’m in no rush and I still feel like I’m learning. Everything happens for a reason though."

"I mean normally on TUF you’d see most of the winners come back on the finale card but in my year it was only the semi finalists who got asked back. That was the only time it happened in the show’s history and I could have been all down about it but the way I look at it I could have got fights in the UFC and not been ready for them and maybe lost them. I’ve had the chance to fight and improve and I’m thankful for that."

"I’m earning my stripes and progressing as a fighter and that’s why I’m happy. I want to fight different types of fighters to test myself. I’ve fought a BJJ black belt and I’d love to fight a collegiate level wrestler to develop. I’m not in a rush and I’m happy with how it’s going.” - Dean Amasinger

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