Birmingham’s Tom “Fearless” Breese has been tipped by many as one of UKMMA’s next stars. With all six of his professional wins coming by finishes, Breese has shown success with his aggressive yet calculated style of fighting.
Despite only being 22 years-old, Breese has already trained with some of the world’s best at Tristar Gym in Canada.
He was set to take UKMMA by storm after his British welterweight title win at BAMMA 11. However, a severe ACL injury meant that Breese has spent the last year on the sidelines.
In an interview with Love2Fight magazine’s George McCann, Breese admitted he had partially torn his ACL a year before the actual injury, although he completely tore it whilst training at Tristar gym in July 2013. He started undergoing constructive surgery that November.
“I’m currently eight months and three weeks post-op from ACL surgery. Recovery has gone great, I returned to full training at eight months post-op and feel sharper than ever.”
Breese has stressed the importance of not rushing his return from injury, in order to preserve the longevity of his career.
“It is very important not to rush back. This injury is very serious and can ruin a fighters career if it is not looked after and rehabilitated in the best way possible.
MMA is my whole life, without it I would be lost, so I have been extremely dedicated to rehabilitating my knee and I will continuing with strength work and rehab for the rest of my career.”
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