Coltin Cole vs. Booker Derousse Added To Strikeforce On Dec. 4
By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Dennis Cole sent along the following:
The Hit Squad Coltin The Truth Cole
Hit Squad undefeated Pro Fighter Coltin The Truth Cole will be making his Strikeforce debut on Dec 4th at the Scott Trade Center in St Louis Mo.
Cole will be facing Booker Derousse one of the wrestling coaches out of Jesse Finneys camp in St Louis.
Cole lives and trains at Matt Hughes Hit Squad and is coming off his first Pro win where he defeated 5-0 Matthew Smart back in October.Before turning Pro Cole held a 12-2 Ammy record with his only losses coming by decision. On Dec 4th he steps in the cage against the wrestling phenom from Missouri Booker Derousse.
Cole has never been stopped in the cage and fought for varies organizations in Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri, he was one of the top fighters for 618 MMA which is one of the top ammy building organizations in the United States which brings in ammy fighters from Canada, Sweden as well as some of the top gyms in the United States.
Cole has not just beat the odds in the cage back in 2000 Cole was faced with the toughest fight anyone could ever face. He was fighting for his life. After a near tragic 3-wheeler accident Cole was air lifted to St Louis .Cole was left completely deaf in his right ear and with limited hearing in his left.Cole was riding a 3-wheeler along the rail road tracks in rural Du Quoin Illinois where he grew up when the front brake locked and sent him head first into the tracks. Coles gums where split in half above his front teeth and he suffered hearing loss.
Cole has been able to adapt to his hearing loss and does not wear any hearing device. Cole stated sometimes people think I am ignoring them or not paying attention it makes it hard to listen to your corner men at times so I have to pay special attention in training and really know what to do. I dont consider it a disadvantage at all. If anything it has helped me become more focused. I think God everyday that I survived and I am able to do what I love to do and that train and fight.
Cole has lived at The Hit Squad for year now and stated It kind of feels like I am living a dream and I am waiting for someone to wake me up. I train with a great group of guys Matt Hughes, Robbie Lawler, Brian Foster, Kyle Watson and so many more. I have got to meet Eddie Bravo who is one of my idols its a little surreal Im not just a fighter I am a huge fan of the sport.
Cole has created a huge underground fan base and looks forward to his Strikeforce debut. I love meeting people and having them tell me they love the way I fight. That is the ultimate pat on the back. And I plan on going out Dec 4th and making Strikeforce a fan. They want fighters and I want fights, I dont ever get into trash talking. I will promise you this I will lay it all on the line Dec 4th losing is not an option and I guarantee when I look in the mirror on Dec 5th there will be no regrets, there will be no I should of or wish I would ofs .Im going to St Louis and I am going to do what Im trained to do. And thats fight.