Howay! Geordie Shore Lad Aaron Chalmers Announces He's Taking Part In His First MMA Fight
He's used to tattoos and tashin' on, but our lad Aaron Chalmers has an exciting announcement to make - and we're proper buzzin' for him.
The 25-year-old Geordie Shore star has confirmed that he's taking part in his first Bellator MMA fight.... Keemon!
Under the guidance of the UK's biggest MMA company Bamma, Aaron's been training hard in Newcastle and has even jetted over to Thailand to train over there too.He'll begin his MMA career with his first fight at the Liverpool Olympia in September 2016 and in an exclusive interview, he told us that his co-star Gaz Beadle is more excited for the fight than him.
He says: "I'm not going to lie, I think the other Geordies are more excited than I am. Gaz is wanting to walk out with us! I'm like 'It's not the UFC Gary, it's just a venue in Liverpool!'"
To prepare for the fight, the tattooed lad has been on a strict diet - although filming in the Geordie house has put a slight dent in his plans.
He tells us: "Now the fight's booked in, the plan is to stick to a strict diet and put on as much muscle as possible. It's pretty strict.
"I'm not gonna lie, because we've just filmed Geordie Shore I have been drinking but not since we've been out of the house and I don't plan on drinking any time soon because I want to get in fighting shape."
So can Aaron see himself taking up MMA fighting professionally? Well, it sounds like he's pretty passionate about it.
He says: "If I had the chance to take on MMA fighting professionally then yes I would, once Geordie Shore is all over. I want to try and keep Geordie Shore and the fights, they're my two main objectives."
Good luck, lad! We couldn't be prouder of ye...
- By Sophia Moir
Tickets for Aaron's first MMA will go on sale tomorrow at 9am on www.liverpoololympia.com. Aaron returns to Geordie Shore for series 12 on Tuesday at 10pm - only on MTV!
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