The highly anticipated main event between Damonte Robinson and Devonte Smith at IT Fight Series 74 is still a couple of weeks away, but the trash talk is heating up between the two sides already.
The Mayanz Fight Team Instagram page posted a photo of the event poster, with some harsh words laid out in the caption.
He didn’t want the gun smoke before he lost and now he has no choice because it’s the only shot he’s got to stay relevant.. We don’t usually ask for fights more than once when guys turn them down but why not when the cats already out & in the bag! Undefeated & simply Untouched at the Lightweight division is @django_the_mayan on the hunt for his 10th career win at ITFS-74 inside the cage walls! Follow his Journey as he continues to knockoff opponent after opponent on his way up to the top of the @ufc or @bellatormma lightweight divisions! Don’t miss out 10-0! . . . . . @mftmma @thefightdoctors @wartape1 @wartapebrand @toastpainrelief @evokerstudios @sportsperformancept @themarcpro #NCMGT #MFT #TeamBrandz #TeamRobinson #WAR TPLS #AskAboutUs
It didn’t take long for Smith to respond on his Facebook page, as he mentioned Mayanz leader and fellow pro fighter Antonio Castillo Jr. specifically.
There’s also a lengthy Twitter conversation starting to brew if you’re looking for some afternoon reading.
Robinson, Castillo Jr. at Mayanz MMA, has yet to taste defeat in his career dating back to his amateur days. He’ll compete for the third straight time under the IT banner, as he looks to move to 3-0 on the year. In his last outing, he topped Jeremiah Yeager via decision in the main event at IT 72 in March. Prior to that, he submitted Kenny Locsei in the second round at IT 71 in February.
Evolve MMA’s Smith looks to rebound from the first loss of his pro career, which came at the hands of John Gunther at RFO: Big Guns 22 in January. Prior to that, he started off his career with four straight wins via knockout or TKO, including a victory over Xavier Nash at Pinnacle FC 14 last August.
IT Fight Series 74 takes place at Chapparell’s Community Center. This bout will serve as one half of a four-man tournament to determine the IT Fight Series professional lightweight champion. The other bout will take place at the event featuring fighters to be determined.