Niklas Bäckström is living the dream. The Allstars Training Center fighter talks about a tooth infection that kept him from training prior to the bout, but *I just blocked it out” says the victorious fighter against Tom Niinimäki Saturday night in Berlin. “My rear naked choke is notorious” says Bäckström, who even sites the approval of Eddie Bravo who said it was good “back in the day”.
The win however was bitter sweet confesses the Swede. “I love Finland, I got nothing against them” he says about any extra motivation against the often sports rival of Sweden versus Finland. “They have great fans” and he continues to express he wants their MMA scene to also grow. See the full media scrum recorded by MMAViking.com with Bäckström below.