Marthin Hamlet is heading into the PFL 2021 championships, and he will be using the love from his children as motivation to win.
As the 2021 PFL season wraps up, the men and women set to battle it out for titles are getting ready in Florida. The light heavyweight title matchup between Antonio Carlos Jr. and Marthin Hamlet is an especially exciting bout. Hamlet is an 8-2 fighter who pulled out two wins this season to put him in the finals. Stemming from Norway, Hamlet was forced to spend a great deal of time away from home to be able to participate in this PFL season. He spoke to FanSided’s Amy Kaplan about how the time away took a toll on him.
“I won my first fight then I had to stay in the U.S because of the restriction of COVID so I had to stay here for 10 weeks,” Hamlet said. “When I went to my second fight I was physically in good shape, but mentally I just wanted to go home. I hoped for a fast knockout against Cory, I was very close to getting it but then it went to a three-round war so I guess my mind wasn’t prepared for that. I learned so much from it.”
Following that bout, Hamlet was able to return home and see his family. He spoke about what it meant for him to see his children again and how that love from them pushes him in the cage.
“I was so excited to see them,” Hamlet said. “I remember the little one just coming running to me and jumping up in my arms and just studying me. When that happened I was crying and I was feeling like how much do you love your kids. I have competed and I had a good feeling in sport but nothing can compare to seeing your kids after so long. That really motivates me as well to not just win the PFL title for me but to be able to give them something, that will be amazing.”