Category: Interviews Written by Edward Walz Hits: 11874
How and when did you start training in martial arts or MMA?
Well I wrestled in high school, and when i graduated I wanted to stay active, I fell in love with mma because it was so intense and required a lot of dedication and training, so I first started training with in my hometown, around April of 2009 at a gym, then I found team no comment where I now train in Chicago.
Where and how many days a week do you train?
I train 4 days a week at team No Comment MMA in Chicago, but I do cardio training 5 days a week.
What is your least and most favorite part of training?
Least is dieting and cutting weight, favorite part is training with my wife, learning new skills, and I like to evolve with each fight I take.
What is your favorite submission hold?
I don’t have a favorite I just go with what i can pull off at the moment, they all are effective at some point.
Who is your favorite fighter?
Jose Aldo, I like his style but I'm also looking forward to taking his title.
How long did you train before taking your first amateur fight?
Haha 2 solid months
What was your toughest MMA fight to date?
When I fought Corey Galloway from team Curran like three months back. He had so much heart I was afraid I was going to go to decision for the first time, but I finish fights, or get finished lol.
Do you have any scheduled fights upcoming?
Yes I will be fighting Jake Nauracy for Cutthroat's 135lb championship; I am looking forward to adding that belt to my collection, on February 19th in the Hammond Civic Center.
Where do you see yourself in 2 years in MMA?
Holding UFC's 135lb and 145lb championships.
If you could offer 1 piece of advice to someone beginning in the sport, what would it be?
Training is not about saying you’re going to train it's about doing it, and in the words of the late great Bruce Lee "learn what is useful, disregard what is useless and add what is essentially your own".