Terry House will be fighting at Hoosier Fight Club 13 on Saturday, November 10th in Valparaiso, Indiana. He was originally supposed to fight Jessie Miller, but after an injury happened to him, a replacement was sought. Henry Goonen who had previously fought House was eager for a fight and thus the rematch is going down. MMARecap caught up with House to talk about the fight, his training, and his goals for 2013.
How’s it going today?
Everything is all good. I can’t complain.
Even though it is just a bit cold. But thankfully we don’t have to worry about Sandy hitting us here in Chicago.
You are about two weeks out from your fight at HFC 13 against Henry Goonen which is a rematch. Considering you beat him the first time, why are you fighting him a second time?
My original opponent had to pull out due to injury. It’s weird because as I was getting the bad news from the promoter, Goonen was contacting him asking for a fight. It was a weird situation. I was told that Goonen was asking for a fight but wasn’t sure as you already fought. He told the promoter that he had a lot of respect for me and that it was a battle and if I wanted to do it again, I would gladly do it again. Much respect to Goonen, he’s a warrior. It will be a great exciting fight for the fans.
Who was your original opponent supposed to be?
My original opponent was a guy by the name of Jessie Miller. I believe he had a shoulder injury and had to pull out.
The first time that you fought Goonen it went to a unanimous decision. Was it a 30-27 scorecard or what?
It was 30-27 but it was very close. They gave the decision to me, but it was close. He is a warrior and stuck in there. It was one of my most hardest fought victories.
What are you expecting to be different this time versus the previous fight?
He’s a humble guy. I kinda know him a little bit. As far as a fighter’s mentality, I know he is coming for me. I know he is going to come out and has something to prove. Me, I am just prepared to be wherever the fight goes. That’s the plan. I am not even looking at the fact that I beat him already. It only takes one punch or one kick. I am going to treat him as if he is 21-0.
Now the fight as I said is coming up shortly, November 10th in Valporaiso, is there anything different with your training camp now that you are winding down?
Training camp has been brutal, but fun. Shout out to my teammates. It has been a luxury training with a bunch of guys that are getting for their biggest fights. It’s been fun. I am getting beat up every night and giving beatings every night. I gotta give a good shout out to them for pushing me.
Where are you training out of?
I train out of LA Boxing, but with permission from LA boxing, I have been able to expand my training and conditioning. I have been in heavy rotation with LA Boxing, Gilbert Grappling and Torres Martial Arts. I’ve been working personally with Miguel Torres, Danny Gilbert is a great mentor and my grappling coach.
Who’s going to be in your corner then?
My corner is going to be my same corner, Eddie Wineland, John Kolosci and Nicholas Wayne. They just gave me permission to go out and do what I gotta do to win this fight. It has just been really fun and I am looking forward to seeing what happens on the 10th.
What are your plans for 2013 as far as fighting?
I am a pro, but I am relatively young in the sport. I started a little bit late. My body is still fresh. 2013 I plan on stepping it up a bit more. I am going on the attack. I spent the last couple of years establishing myself. 2013 I am going to call out people. I’m head hunting. No disrespect to Goonen, but that is my statement fight. Come 2013, I am coming for you. If you are just as skilled between 136 and 146 pounds, I am coming for you.
So who will you call out?
I don’t want to be disrespectful about it. When I do it, I got a couple of guys on my list that I want to fight. When I do it I want to do it because I feel like me and that guy will be a good fight for the fans. It won’t be because we have any personal issues or anything like that. I just want to make it known that it will be because it will be an exciting fight. When you put Terry “The Brick” House and this man inside the cage it will be fireworks.
Any sponsors or people you want to thank?
Everybody and anybody who is at LA Boxing. From the owners of the gym, to the instructors, to the head coaches, to the members, to the people that workout out of there, to everybody that is supportive behind me. I want to thank Mrs. Brick House. There’s a lot of people at home. It is rough being with a fighter. We work also and I am gone thirteen-fourteen hours. I am going straight to the gym and I am hardly ever at home. She doesn’t complain. She sits cageside and smiles. It is hard to be with a fighter and I have to give her the credit. I have to tell my kids I love them. Sponsors wise I want to give a shout out to Nutrishop. Bruckman & Olson Attorneys at Law. Perry Olson is good. Anyone and everyone who has supported me and finally a big shout out to the city of Gary Indiana. They have adopted me making me one of the Kings of the City.