Undefeated Knockout King Chad Laprise Focused and Ready For His Bellator Debut
“It’s going great that’s the best thing I ever did for my career. Now this is my full time job so I spend six, seven, eight hours a day in this gym just getting better. Before I was working full time so it was tough to get my training in like I should. I had a gym in Chatham. Now all I do is focus on training, I teach a little bit here, but the rest of the time it’s just training and I have the best training partners in the world.” Laprise said in between wrestling sessions.
“I have all the best right here. Best wrestlers, best jiu jitsu guys, best kickboxers, the best partners man. I couldn’t be happier and I couldn’t be more ready for this fight”
To get better you need to train and learn from the best fighters you can gain access to and that is what shows that Laprise knows what he needs to do to continually evolve and progress in this sport. He trains on a regular basis with such prominent fighters as the UFC’s Chris Clements, Mark Hominick, and Sam Stout. ATC is also full of a variety of elite fighters such as former IFL and WEC star Chris Horodecki who also fights for Bellator, Jesse Ronson, Clint Kingsbury, Rowan Cunningham and James Haourt and the list goes on and on.
This will be the second time in a row that Laprise will be showcasing his skills in Windsor, which is just down the highway from his hometown fans. In his last fight in local promotion “PFC Border Wars” he blitzed elite grappler Andrew McInnis and floored him with shots gaining a TKO victory at 2:29 of the 1st round. All of Chad’s fights have been 1st Round TKO victories. . I asked him if he is a cool customer handling the pressures of fighting at home.
“It’s great. It’s awesome I’ll probably have about 200-300 people there just to support me. I’ll hve more people there supporting me than last fight so it’s gonna be great.”
His opponent on April 6th is also a hometown fighter in Windor’s own Josh Taveirne. It will be interesting to see if Taveirne can take Laprise to deeper waters. Something he is well prepared for
“He’s a tough guy he’s big, he’s a wrestler, there’s really no secret right he’s gonna try and take me down and i kinda know that, and he knows I’m looking for the knockout like always so we’ll see what happens. He’s good he’s pretty well rounded and he’s gonna try to grind me out, he’s a bit bigger than me but I just think I have more skills pretty much everywhere, and as in all my fights I’m looking for the kockout.”
Laprise is too smart to look past any opponent and his focus is in full fighter mode. I look forward to seeing him fight on April 6th and see big things on the horizon in 2012.