“I’ve been using MMA as my training regimen, so I’m excited to show the fans that race car drivers are athletes just like in other professional sports. I’ve been preparing for this fight since December and think I’m ready. My next race is in a few weeks so I felt comfortable that now was a good time.” says Earnhardt who will make his next scheduled NASCAR start in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway July 6.
Asked if he will be intimidated climbing into a cage with a guy who fights for a living, Earnhardt answered, “I’m a race car driver first and foremost and have a lot of respect for the guys who do MMA for a living. I take this opportunity very seriously, but whether it’s a roll cage or a fight cage, I don’t back down from anyone.”
The fight is scheduled for Tuesday at 8:30 pm (EST) and can be viewed live online via $15 Pay Per View at www.jeimma.com.