Tim Teves – “Someone is going to loose, that’s not going to be ME.”

Tim-Teves-vs-Scotty-Hao

Tim Teves Pre – Fight Interview. Teves has an upcoming fight against a fellow Hawaiian – Scotty Hao. Saturday, March 14, 2020, event held by Trinity Sport Combat. TK9 will be live on Fight Pass, UFC TV.

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“Someone’s going to lose and thats not going to be me.” – Tim Teves

Xclusive MMA
hello, this is DREW from Xclusive MMA reporting on the Hawaii fight scene. Today I have Tim “War” Teves on the line.

In case you don’t know, Tim is a rising star in the Hawaii Fight circuit and knocking on the door to the prime time. Tim currently ranked Number One Pro Featherweight Fighter in Hawaii and Number 2 Lightweight Fighter in Hawaii. Tim won the X1 World Events Featherweight championship belt and Destiny MMA Title Belt. Welcome, Tim. How are you doing?

Tim Teves:
Good brother, I’m doing good how you are doing. I’m doing good today.

Xclusive MMA:
I’m doing good. Hey thanks for taking some time to talk to us

Tim Teves:
yeah, no problem.

Xclusive MMA:
You know I’m a big fan of yours on Instagram, and I’ve been following you, and I want to say congratulations, and I’m happy to see that you have a very beautiful growing family.

You got a beautiful wife and three very handsome boys, and that looks of it. It’s like you have a picture-perfect family.

Tim Teves:
Thank you. No, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows but yeah I’m blessed, I’m blessed.

Xclusive MMA:
Any plans for a girl on the way?

Tim Teves:
No, I’m out. Strike 3, I’m out.

Xclusive MMA:
topped out at 3

Tim Teves:
yeah strike see I’m out

Xclusive MMA:
Right on, right on. Cool man, well thanks for sharing that with us. Anyway, well, you’re one week out right now. We got Trinity Kings coming up on March 15 against a game opponent Scotty Hao. How are you feeling?

Tim Teves:
Oh, I feel ready. I’m just to let everything go all next weekend. It’s been a long road for me.

Xclusive MMA:
Yeah. You’ve been out of the ring for a little while.

Tim Teves:
This is all I know. This is my life. I’ve been doing this for nine years now. Yeah, all I do is nonstop just consistently. Trying to make my dream come true.

Xclusive MMA:
Speaking in your last fight, it was in Titan FC championships I believe

Tim Teves:
Titan Fighting

Xclusive MMA:
I heard that you like broke your jaw or something. But you got the win, but you broke your job.

Tim Teves:
yeah I got caught with the mouth was open that’s on the first round

Xclusive MMA:
that must have sidelined you for what like 3, 4 months, or something like that maybe a year?

Tim Teves:
The first six months the doctor called me, I wouldn’t be able to return for six months, so I took some time away. I stayed busy doing my thing. I couldn’t spar I couldn’t do all that, but I was working around my injury you know I never stayed stagnant.

You know this is what I do like I said: Nothing’s gonna stop me from this moment on from making my dreams come true.

Xclusive MMA:
Your last three fights they’ve like normally we watch you fight, and we see you get on top of guys and just pound them out get the finish, but your last three fights took you the distant every fight like all three fights really close. You had Canaan in the Bellator, that looks like that was such a close fight. I had no idea who’s going to win until they raised his hand at the end. And then you had Isaac Shelton is a super tough fighter out of Washington or Oregon?

Tim Teves:
He’s out of Oregon

Xclusive MMA:
Man, he surprised us all. He came in; he was ready to scrap.

Tim Teves:
It was a tough man. We went 5 minute – rounds you know,

Xclusive MMA:
He brought it.

Tim Teves:
He brought it the whole fight, you know I have to have to dig deep against him definitely, he was a game opponent.

Xclusive MMA:
Absolutely. Well, I’m sure you’ve been watching Scotty and his last fight in Bellator. He went down to Keoni Diggs in the second round via rear-naked choke. I’m sure you saw that.

Tim Teves:
yeah, I checked it out. Keoni destroyed him everywhere, from start to finish, you know. I didn’t really get to see much from that fight. But from what I saw, you know. Keoni just got on top controlled in the whole fight congratulations to Keoni.

Xclusive MMA:
absolutely that that kind of reminds me of the kind of fighting, I expect to see from you. What’s your game plan going into this fight?

Tim Teves
You know I’m just preparing everywhere, I heard he likes to stand. I heard is this support for use in a long time, but yeah I’m, and I need I don’t know why I’m just
I’m not really worried about what he just brings you to know its yeah I’m just going to get the W. that’s what I fight for. That’s right someone’s going to lose, and it’s not going to be me.

Xclusive MMA.
Yeah, that’s the reality of this sport. 2 people get in there. One person gets the W. one person gets the L.

Tim Teves.
You know what I mean, If you think the opposite, then you don’t belong in this sport.

Xclusive MMA:
And you got to know that some days are going to get the “L” all that matters is how you get back. come back in your next one you know

Tim Teves:
That yeah, you know I took an “L” in 2008 December against Canaan, you know my first loss, but I came right back. Well, I learned a lot from lost; it made me a better person all around.

Xclusive MMA:
Hey, do you think we’ll ever see you in, and Canaan stepped in the cage again?

Tim Teves:
Honestly, No. Me and Canaan, we put that behind us. We’re two young, up and coming prospects out of Hawaii you know we have big we have big plans, we have big plans for greater purposes right now.

Xclusive MMA:
Yeah absolutely. I really like you know. The Top Hawaii guys sometimes I don’t like watching you guys fight each other. I’d rather see you fight outside guys coming in. So we can really see where you’re going to go with you.

Tim Teves:
Yeah, no, I was not even going to fight in Hawaii anymore; after Titan FC, I was trying to make it out of Hawaii. Especially because we’re not on Fight Pass right now, we weren’t before. I’m just trying to get my name out there I want to get eyes on me I need to take that step forward.

Xclusive MMA:
Absolutely. Well, hopefully, we can we can put together a highlight reel for you, and maybe some more people can see you some recruiters. Who’s your manager now, are you with sucker punch?

Tim Teves:
Yeah, I’m with Brian Butler sucker punch entertainment. I have a real good manager. He’s been taking care of me. We got some big plans coming off, and we just need to get past March 14. we’re off of we’re off to the races

Xclusive MMA:
Awesome well we can’t wait to see it all unfold just to reiterate people can check you out Trinity King’s March 14 at the Hawaii Convention Center also that’s going to be available on UFC Fight Pass so if you have that you can watch it anywhere in the world

Is there anything you want to give a shout out? You want to thank your sponsors, your team, your fans, your coaches.?

I got a lot of sponsors. I can’t remember all of them, but I just wanted to say thank you to all my sponsors that help me out in my fight camp. I couldn’t I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without them you know like.

It’s been a struggle for me. It’s been a struggle for my family and me, you know, but struggle needs to happen in order to reach your dream.

I yeah I just want to thank my sponsors all thank you from the bottom of my heart, the teams that’s been putting in the time with me, Boars Nest Kauai, Longtime Jujitsu, Kaloa, my professors Lee Caster, Julian Marquez and all the boys us and helping me out thank you guys so much. I’m ready to go next week.

Xclusive MMA:
Awesome. We can’t wait to see it happen thanks for spending some time with us. I know you got to get back to training.

Tim Teves:
Also want to thank my fiance you know she’s a real one, she’s the real one

Xclusive MMA:
She’s the Rock.

Tim Teves:
Yes, she’s my rock to go through everything that she’s going through, so I can live my dream life. I owe her everything, you know she’s soft, she suffers, she took care of me when I you know it’s been a long road.

Xclusive MMA:
Sometimes I really appreciate I see you on the Instagram and you just like raw and tell it how it is and I feel it and

I think that’s the best way to do it, you know. Be real. Yeah, there’s a lot of fakes out there, and eventually, they get exposed. You know I’m a real one, and next week you guys are going to see in the cage.

Xclusive MMA:
Awesome will be tuning in thank you so much. Thank you for spending time with us, and we’ll see you next week

Tim Teves:
Right on you guys have a great day

Xclusive MMA:
Aloha

Tim Teves:
Aloha

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