It appears as though the time has come for reality television villain Spencer Pratt to actually head for “the hills”. Mostly known for his obnoxious behavior on MTV and “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here”, Pratt has finally run into someone who is likely to put up a little more of a challenge than a sucker-punched bar patron and is “more than willing” to silence his peach-fuzz laden jaw – Mixed Martial Artist Jason Chambers.
The color commentator for Bellator Fighting Championships, who is also familiar with a the bright lights of Hollywood due to his work on shows like “Days of Our Lives” and “Human Weapon”, is also a veteran of more than twenty-five professional fights and has finished 16 of the 19 opponents he’s beaten. Currently riding a three-bout win streak, Chambers’ interest in beating the blonde out of Spencer doesn’t stem from a competitive desire so much as Pratt’s own alleged challenge one night at a club and “tough guy” demeanor in general.
Read ahead as Jason sits down with FiveOuncesofPain.com to clarify how the situation originated, as well offer his thoughts on a few things such as how fans can offer their support of his cause, what people can expect from Bellator in the coming seasons, and whether or not Heidi Montag’s singing is as painful as a properly applied submission…
FiveOuncesOfPain: How much truth is there to a recent rumor floating around the MMA community regarding your desire to step into a ring across from reality television “star” Spencer Pratt?
Jason Chambers: I’m not really sure that it’s a rumor. You can go to www.scaredypratt.com and see that this is something I’m more than willing to do.
FiveOuncesOfPain: Can you shed some light on the situation in terms of where the bad-blood originally stems from and why you’re interested in fighting him?
Chambers: I had heard through a friend that he was making comments about how he would kick my ass while at a club. Someone posed that to me and asked if I would fight him. I have no personal quarrel with Spencer. However, if you are going to run around and talk about how thug you are while claiming to have a BJJ black belt, all while spitting out lines like “I ain’t afraid of no man”, you should probably be able to back it up.
FiveOuncesOfPain: Pratt has claimed to be between a purple and black belt in Gracie jiujitsu. Do you think there’s any legitimacy to his alleged skill level? Would you be willing to simply grapple against him or is the proposition of punching him in the face a necessity?
Chambers: To be completely honest I cannot attest to his actual rank. From my understanding, he has a purple belt from Kevin Casey. I’m not sure if the purple belt is even legit seeing as I’ve been told Kevin Casey gave himself a black belt. If Spencer was interested in a jiujitsu match I’d be more than happy to oblige.
FiveOuncesOfPain: How realistic do you think a scenario featuring you vs. him under Mixed Martial Arts rules actually is? Have you gotten any feedback from his representatives?
Chambers: Naturally there will be hindrances. I have over twenty fights; he has none (unless you count the time he jumped a kid in a bar…in that case I’d have to say he is at least 1-0). If this came to fruition I am sure we would have to fight somewhere like an Indian Reservation or overseas.
FiveOuncesOfPain: How would you see the fight unfolding if it actually took place?
Chambers: I hope it does…or at least a jits match. I think that it’s the perfect storm so to speak. He runs his mouth, reps being a “fighter” and general “tough guy”, runs his mouth 24/7, and isn’t the most liked person. When the situation was posed to me, my thought was, “Hey, this could be a great way to raise some money for charity.”
FiveOuncesOfPain: More painful to endure – a successfully implemented knee/ankle lock or Heidi Montag’s singing?
Chambers: *laughs* One can tear apart your knee, the other can tear apart your ears. So the question becomes, would you rather be crippled or deaf? I’ve had knee injuries so I’ll take listening to Heidi sing.
FiveOuncesOfPain: On a “real world” subject, fans recently saw you alongside Jon Anik at the Bellator Fighting Championships announce table. Any updates on the second season of Bellator?
Chambers: Nothing more than has been made public by Bjorn (Rebney – Bellator CEO). We have locked in two more seasons of shows which will follow the tournament format of Season One. Season Two will feature twelve weeks of live MMA shows followed almost directly by Season Three with another twelve live shows. The tourney format is fantastic. It’s something that I really missed as a fighter and fan. It speaks to the core of what this sport should be. The best fighting, the best opportunity created, and not manipulated.
FiveOuncesOfPain: As both an actor and Mixed Martial Artist, what is your opinion on the subject of “Rampage” Jackson’s fallout with the UFC over his role in “A-Team”?
Chambers: At the end of the day I think you have to look out for #1. “Rampage” had a difficult decision to make and he went with what he felt was going to behoove him the most.
FiveOuncesOfPain: Are there any other projects you’re working on or sponsors that you’d like to mention? Any final words on the subject of Spencer Pratt?
Chambers: I have a few projects I am working on but nothing I can disclose yet. Regarding Pratt, at the very least I’d like to know that he will stop to think before he runs his mouth.
FiveOuncesOfPain: Thanks for your time Jason. Best of luck with Bellator, as well as with your other endeavors. The public at large is definitely ready to see Spencer Pratt on the wrong end of a punch.
UPDATE: Since the completion of this interview, Chambers has stated, “Spencer Pratt agrees to fight???!!! I got a text message today that said he’s interested in setting this up! More details to come.”