Bruce ‘Preacher’ Macfie in Cowra
|Written by Administrator on 20 August 2012|
The Cowra Guardian recently ran a story on Bruce ‘Preacher’ Macfie and his recent stint at giving special tuition to local martial artists.
Multiple world and Australian title holder, Bruce ‘The Preacher’ Macfie put participants through a rigorous kickboxing workout in a bid to sharpen their skills for the upcoming Adrenaline Rush fight night in Cowra featuring local MMA fighters and kickboxers.
With 143 professional fights under his belt and 87 wins (30 plus by way of knockout), Macfie is a 17-year middleweight veteran of the kickboxing ring, having mixed it with the toughest men in one of the most uncompromising sports on the planet.
Macfie shot to international prominence in 2007/2008 as part of The Contender Asia reality series, which aired to millions of people across the continent and is renowned for his aggressive fight style and instantly recognisable by his myriad of hair colours on Fox Sports Muay Thai broadcasts.
“I get treated like a celebrity when I go away from Brisbane so I really enjoy it,” he said. “People have only seen you on TV, so it is good to meet fight fans in person. I have been trained by so many good people, I am happy to pass on my knowledge of nearly 150 fights. Where I’m at, I believe, is the best of everything – it’s not just one person’s view.”
However, he won’t be stepping into the cage as a novice MMA fighter.
“I feel that I am past my day of giving it a go and trying something new,” he said. “Because of my success in Muay Thai, I can’t have an easy MMA fight and I don’t see the point in jumping in the deep end and getting beaten by a lack of experience. I have worked hard to build a formidable reputation and I’m not going to throw that away.”
Macfie feels that he has been blessed to have longevity in the sport where injury can force good fighters into premature retirement. He credits commitment and dedication combined with an amazing ability to recover as the secret to his success – definitely not luck.