Emil Hartsner Talks About Fighting ‘Nice Guy’ at Battle of Botnia

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Well, if you want smack talk ahead of a fight, you won’t find it here. “He’s a really nice guy, I have nothing bad to say about him” says Emil Hartsner (6-2) will step in the cage first in Umeå alongside the other international visitors to Sweden as he faces hometown fighter David Michel Häggström (7-2-1) Saturday at Battle of Botnia 2015.

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“I’ve never trained with him” says the 25 year old fighter from Southern Sweden that now calls Stockholm home. “I’m straight up Allstars. I’m here and I represent Allstars.” says the fighter that developed his MMA game at Frontier MMA.

The bantamweight was a former TUF tryout member that once fought to get into the house. But now, hos long-time teammate Martin Svensson is in the house and on a winning streak. “I’m really, really happy. I’ve trained with him since I started MMA. He’s 30 years old, and he has finally reached his goal.”

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Hartsner is prepared for everything as he takes on the local fighter that has been out of the cage for so long. “Two years is a long time” comments the Swede that is prepared for everything. “Every day I get one percent better” says Hartsner that expects the same from his opponent when they clash at the Umeå Energi Arena.

Check out the full video interview here.