Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

McDaniel Excited at Penn Prospect

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

McDaniel Excited at Penn Prospect

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Michael Cormack

Reporter

FIGHTING: Former Warwick local Michael McDaniel is off to Honolulu on Sunday for a training camp with former professional fighter BJ Penn.

McDaniel, who has aspirations of fighting in the UFC, will train with Penn from December 14 to 31, as he looks to pick up as many tips as possible in his quest to go professional.

"I'll be doing one or two seminars per week," McDaniel said.

"He's a welterweight and lightweight world champion and an absolute superstar in Hawaii so I can't wait to get the opportunity to train with him.

"I'm just going to go there and be a dry sponge - I'm just going to try to soak up everything."

McDaniel, who now lives in Ipswich but still has interests in the Rose City, said preparation would be a major focus of the trip.

"I want to learn some tips for the lead-up to the fight," he said. …

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