Fouse Wins with TKO at Gladiator Challenge

Clinton “C.J.” Fouse competed at the gladiator Challenge “Unleashed” in Lincoln California. (Staff Photo)

Staff Report | Lloyd Green Jr. & Jennie Green

On Saturday August 27, Thunder Valley Casino hosted the Gladiator Challenge “Unleashed” that showcased some of the best competitors the Gladiator Challenge has to offer. In the list of the best is Colusa High graduate Clinton “C.J.” Fouse Jr., 18, whom made is his mixed martial arts debut.

With a victorious win, Fouse successfully defeated Ray Heredia, 30, via TKO in round three. The victory moved Fouse’s record to 1-0.

Receiving a blow to the ribs on the first round, Fouse sustained a broken rib. Heredia tried to succumb Fouse with his injury with multiple knee and hooks, however he kept fighting.
“I had no idea my rib was broken,” said Fouse, “I just kept on fighting even harder.”

Fouse will have to take six weeks off to heal.

Fouse received his training at the Colusa Fitness Center with trainer John Soars.

“I became interested in fighting when my father took me to a match when I was in the 8th grade.” said Fouse, “ever since then I have just wanted to do it.”
With aspirations to fight professionally Fouse has started his career off with an impressive win.

“It was exciting participating in the event,” said Fouse, “after the fight was pretty awesome having people coming up and asking me for autographs and photos.”◄

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Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.