A Conversation With MMA Fighter Ryan Couture

Truly One of the Nicest Guys in MMA...

a Young Ryan Couture stepping into the TUFF-N-UFF Cage Rising MMA Star Ryan Couture Comes From MMA Royalty, But Is His Own Man…

Ryan is the son of Former UFC Champion and Legend Randy “The Natural” Couture.

Like many other mma competitors today, Ryan wrestled in high school and took 3rd in the Washington State Championships.

Soon after, Ryan found himself following in dad’s footsteps and started competing as an amatuer mma fighter with promtions like “Barry Meyer’s Famous Future Stars of MMA called TUFF-N-UFF.

Then in 2010 Ryan made his PRO debut and WON his first fight with the Strikeforce promotion by triangle choke. Since then Ryan, has competed in the UFC and now with Bellator MMA.

Give a listen to our recent conversation.

PLEASE NOTE: The 3 Day Free Pass  at Xtreme Couture MMA Gym for Las Vegas News Blog Fans is ONLY FOR LOCAL Las Vegas Residents! Tell Them Robby sent you!

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Xtreme Couture MMA GYM
4055 W. Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Phone: 702-616-1022

See Ya At The Cage,
Robby LeBlanc

PS – Next TUFF-N-UFF Event is June 25, 2016 at the Thomas and Mack i Las Vegas. For more info go to: www.TUFFNUFF.com

FLO RIDA In The House!

The Global Brand of Rockefeller VODKA, FLO RIDA Meets His Fans

Hip Hop Star FLO RIDA and Robby LeBlanc from LasVegasNewsBlog.comVintage Rockefeller Wine & Spirits Group Hosted a Unique Meet and Greet With Hip-Hop Superstar FLO RIDA.

The meet and greet, Wednesday April 20, 2016 was at this year’s Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 2016 convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.  FLO RIDA is Global Brand Ambassador of Empire Rockefeller Vodka.

A few weeks ago I got a call from a friend , David Gersh and he asked if I was available to shoot some photos for an event he was producing with FLO RIDA. To be honest, I didn’t know who FLO was, because I don’t listen to much Hip-Hop and Rap, I’m more of a Classical, Jazz and Pop guy. Then his it hit me, his name, FLO RIDA = Florida! Boom!

As I researched FLO, the first song I came upon was “I Don’t Like It, I LOVE It” which included Robin Thicke and Earth Wind and Fire’s Verdine White. As I listened, I didn’t like it, I LOVE IT!

Below is a video from the photos and video clips I took from the days activities. The day started at Caesars Palace and ended upon a party at Señor Frogs Las Vegas, inside Treasure Island.


FLO RIDA’s Next Las Vegas Concert Appearances:
– May 28, 2016 – The Foundry

– May 29, 2016 Palms Pool & Bungalows.

I Don’t Like It, I LOVE IT!
Robby LeBlanc

Urijah Fabers Talks About The MMA Draft

An Exciting Opportunity For Young MMA Fighters!

Jeff Meyer - Urijah Faber - Gil Martinez - B ryan Lindsey at MMA Draft Combine - Photo by Robby LeBlancOn Saturday April 9, 2016,  Forty (40) Future Stars of MMA Traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada To Participate in The 5Th MMA Draft Combine.

The MMA Draft Combine was founded by UFC Super Star Urijah Faber and MMA Rock Star Phil Davis 5 years ago. The April 9th event was being held at UFC Gym Green Valley, in Henderson, Nevada.

The purpose of the MMA Draft Combine is simple; the sport of MMA is EXPLODING and more amatuer fighters are needed. Matchmakers are hungry to fill their amatuer and pro fight cards with talented MMA fighters. Urijah Faber, Phil Davis, Evan Dunham, Gil Martinez and TUFF-N-UFF’s Bryan Lindsey and Jeff Meyer are looking for Amateur Martial Artists 18 yrs and above and Pro Martial Artists with 5 or less sanctioned competitions.

In order to develop the sport, new talent needs to be discovered. The  core purpse of the combine is to evaluate talent, give feedback to that talent and if they qualify, select fighters will have the opportunity to WIN an amatuer or pro contract. The amatuer fight promotion is TUFF-N-UFF based in Las Vegas and the pro fight promotion “Pancrase” in Japan!

When I arrived at the “UFC Gym Green Valley”, you could feel an excitment and tention in the air. Fighters traveled from 5 states and up 1000 miles to participate. I saw a few amatuer fighters that I had photographed or interviewed in the past, including Marcel Hampton ( who Is Fighting at TUFF-N-UFF April 29, 2016) and Jerry Shapiro, both talented fighters.

The day was full of drills, learning, networking and FUN!  There was something that stood out. Only ONE women participated in the MMA Draft, and she was FAST! Apparently, past MMA Draft events have had up to 10 female participants.

All in all it was a great day at the UFC Gym Green Valley.
Watch  for another MMA Draft Combine at the UFC Fan Expo 2016 in July!

For More INFO:

April 29, 2016 at the Cox Pavillion in Las Vegas.

For Tickets Go TO www.TUFFNUFF.com

See Ya At The Cage!
Robby LeBlanc

MMA Draft This Saturday With Urijah Faber – Are You TUFF-N-UFF

UFC Fighter Urijah FaberDo You Have What It Takes To Be An MMA Fighter? Find Out This Saturday!

Big things are happening in the MMA world. MMA Draft headed up by UFC Super Star Urijah Faber and The Future Stars of MMA Tuff-N-UFF, have teamed up to to put on the first MMA COMBINE in Las Vegas.

Are you a MMA Fighter, Wrestler, Boxer, Jiu Jitsu athlete?  Would like to have your skills evaluated by some of the top MMA? This is your lucky day!

Interview With Bryan Lindsey Talking About The MMA Draft:

MMA Draft –
Saturday April 9, 2016
UFC Gyn Green Valley
2265 N Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV. 89014
Amateur Martial Artist , Boxers, Wrestlers 18yrs and above. Pro Martial Artists with 5 or less sanctioned competitions.

WHY: We are looking for talent and 3-5 fighters per weight class.

Uriah Faber – UFC
Phil Davis – UFC
Even Dunham – UFC
Gil Martinez – Boxing Coach
Bryan Lindsey – Wrestling

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a public event. Only REGISTERED athletes allowed,.


I will be there covering the event, taking photos!

Good Luck,
Robby LeBlanc