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Jeff "Karmaatemycat" Watts came to our attention via a video on Cage Potato. Jeff was fighting in King of the Cage, and he was wearing some of our grappling spats on the way to a slick and quick submission victory. We were just as pleased as Jeff about the fight, and honoured he wore our spats! We reached out to him et voila, Jeff is now a scrambler.
Jeff is a very passionate and talented fighter. Here's a little insight into the mind of Karmaatemycat! (May, 2011).
I feel such an urgency to just go out there and be the best fighter I can be for my Coaches, my training partners, and the people who have helped me just get where I am now in life. This isn't a hobby for me you dig? This is a lifestyle. The phrase "fight or die" pretty much says it all for me, and I just don't see any other outs, as ignorant as that may sound, it's just the overwhelming feeling I take away from the situation.
A lot of people don't know what it is not to have the money to eat. Most people don't really go hungry or cold. I have. Most people don't know what it is to be mauled by three guys in the hood for being the wrong color at the wrong time of night. I do. I've been fighting just to survive for a very long time. Mixed Martial Arts saved my life and for that I owe this sport the best Jeff Watts I can be. My coach asked me if I was going to take a week off on Sunday, the night after my fight at KOTC: Outkasts last Saturday April 9th. He wanted to know if I was going to take a break because I've had three fights in such a short time. I told him that breaks were the things that people who did this as a hobby took and that this was my job so taking a break wasn't an option.
I have a record of 3-1 my one loss comes via Split Decision Loss to a guy who came in 15lbs over the 145lb weight requirement(my 3 other fights are at Bantam). He dropped to only being about 7lbs over if I recall. I don't really regret it because it helped me. Just like when I took a kick boxing match people don't think I knew I wasn't going be the best competitor out there? I knew. I had to know where my heart was at you know? I had to fight because after losing that split decision to a guy who in my opinion I beat (The crowd booed HARD), I needed to re-evaluate where I was as a Martial Artist, so I waited another year and a half to fight again.
Two of my three wins come via RNC. One in the first round as you saw last week and one late in a third round war about two years ago. I also have a fight that I won via Unanimous Decision. I was disappointed in that fight because I dominated and people wanted the finish. They deserved a finish.
I have recently contacted a nutritionist with questions on how likely it would be for me to get to 125lbs when I go pro. I want to be the most dominant that I can be in the time I have as a fighter. Time is valuable. Every moment must be spent planning! I honestly could rant forever just because that's how committed I am to this sport as a competitor and a fan. I try to make everyday that much better then the last because I figure I've been to hell and I've seen the smoke clear after some incredibly challenging situations in life. If someone gets in the cage with me they better be sure their ready to do whatever they have to do because if they detour from the plan for even a moment I will make the most out of the situation. I try to take something away from everything I do.