Shay Walsh (14-4) is a former BAMMA bantamweight champion who, was due to make his Bellator MMA debut at BELLATOR 169 tonight against, Luiz Tosta (9-2-1). However, three days ago Tosta pulled out of their fight with a reported shoulder injury leaving Walsh without an opponent, or, enough time for Bellator to find a last minute replacement. What was supposed to be a dream come true for Walsh and his family, has unfortunately turned into severe disappointment, making the former BAMMA champion even question his long term fighting future in MMA.
Walsh trains out of Tiger Muay Thai (TMT) in Phuket, Thailand since winning a scholarship on the TMT try outs in 2014. He talks in-depth about this and the unexpected changes in his lifestyle and career since becoming a new father; especially with his family based in England and travelling to and from both countries in preparation for his now cancelled fight. As well as what’s its like training and living Thailand as a professional fighter and much more.