Here’s a video of my recent fight from about 3 weeks ago. It was for the Georgia Amateur Bantamweight State Title, nothing big but it’s cool to say that I fought for some sort of belt. Yes, those are shin pads, Georgia ammy rules are lame.
I train out of The HardCore Gym in Athens, GA (this gym has produced names like Forrest Griffin and Brian Bowles among a few). Yesterday marked 5 years since I started training with absolutely no background in any contact sports, and a former fat kid. Since I began training I obtained a degree in Exercise Physiology from UGA, and have dedicated myself to training and training others (strength and conditioning). Not sure when I’m going pro, but there’s no such thing as too much experience. Please give me your honest opinions, I know I have several holes in my game that need work.
Last but not least, about a week prior to this fight my Dad was diagnosed with dementia (no surprise to me, he’s been going downhill for a while). He always supported me even though he thought MMA is crazy. I would like to dedicate this fight to him.