Tim Wilde – “I want to fight the best guys until I’m number one!”

Tim “The Experiment” Wilde is set to return to at Cage Warriors 74 against fellow Lightweight Sean “Sexy Curls” Carter. In what will be his second outing of the year, Wilde is itching to get back in there following his late withdrawal from the Cage Warriors 72 card. “I got injured wrestling, I injured one of the small muscles in my neck and being so close to the fight my coach and physio recommended that I withdraw from the fight. I still wanted to fight but had to listen.”

The desire to fight a higher ranked opponent resulted in Wilde pleading with Cage Warriors matchmaker Ian Dean to put the proposed fight against Tim Newman on a later fight card. “I was gutted I had to pull out of the fight, I have never had to do that before. I asked Ian Dean to postpone it to a later date but as Tim was from Newport where the show was being held it didn’t happen. It really was a blessing in disguise for Tim Newman!”

The withdrawal from Cage Warriors 72 left the remainder of 2014 looking bleak for “The Experiment” but as soon as he had fully healed from injury, his request for a top ranked opponent was answered when he was offered Sean “Sexy Curls” Carter. “Sean is a higher ranked fighter than me and that is who I want to be fighting.”

The fight pits two of the promotions top Lightweight talents against each other and with the rest of the Cage Warriors 74 card featuring many great Lightweight fights, it’s almost certain that we will witness the next title contender on Saturday night. With only one Cage Warriors win under his belt to date the title may be a long way off for Wilde, but it’s certainly on his radar. “My personal goal is to become World Champion. I have sacrificed a lot to get this far so I won’t stop now. If I’m honest I want the rest of the Lightweights on the card to have boring, rubbish, close fights. So that when I shine in mine again, Ian and Graham will see I am not here to mess about.”

With three wins out of five it’s perhaps his spinning backfist KO against Phil Flynn that really started to showcase “The Experiment’s” exciting fighting style. Although his Cage Warriors debut didn’t end within the distance, Wilde believes his do or die style will always leave the fans entertained. “I always fight to finish people and I always leave it all in the cage. Those fighters who fight just to win I don’t have much of an opinion on. They can be boring to watch and I think they lose fans because of it. I want to fight the best guys until I am number one.”

To assist Wilde with his dreams of becoming a World Champion, the UTC fighter was keen to sign for a promotion which delivered him consistent fights, something which he felt Cage Warriors would offer him. “I signed with Cage Warriors because they have regular fights throughout the year. I am 27 now so time isn’t on my side, so I need consistency of shows and fights to get me where I am. I aimed to fight at least four times this year and I will do in a regular year. I feel that rest is important in this sport, we take a lot of impact and punishment on our bodies. Everyone is different but I like to take a week off after a fight and then go straight back to the gym. I would potentially fight more often, it just depends on how fights pan out.”

Cage Warriors 74 will mark the second outing for Wilde in the Cage Warriors cage and in perhaps his toughest test to date “The Experiment” will have to overcome former title challenger Sean Carter. An intriguing fight with two of the younger stars in the division who will both be looking to put their stamp on the 155lb division. Be sure to keep up to date with the Cage Warriors 74 card over at Cagewarriors.com

Tim would like to thank “Active Therapy, BOOSTER, DSN Accountants, The Chase Health Club, and lastly GFN Nutrition. Their new gluten free diet plan has made me realise what I have been missing. Also a big shout out to all my training partners, coaches and fans.”

Be sure to follow Tim on twitter @TimWildeMMA

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