A Conversation with UFC’s Bryan Caraway

It's Bryan Caraway's Time For a Title Shot!

Meisha Tate and Bryan CarawayUFC Fighter Bryan Caraway is Hopeful a WIN Over Aljamain Sterling Sunday, May 29, 2016 Will Earn Him a Title Shot!

Make no mistake, this is going to be an exciting fight. With Sterling coming into the fight with a 12-0 record, is presently ranked 4th in the batamweight division. Caraway with a record of 20-8-0 is ranked 8th.

You may know Bryan Caraway from his stint on “ The Ultimate Fighter 14”. He came into the TUF competition with close to 30 fights under his belt. And since TUF 14,  he has put together  a respectable 5-2 record with UFC.

I recently had a insightful conversation with Bryan at his training facility, Xtreme Couture MMA in Las Vegas. And apparently, his opponenet, Aljamain Sterling has been talking crap about Bryan via twitter. As Bryan shared, “ I think it’s going to bite him in the butt!”

Caraway acknowledged that they have similar styles, but added, “I’ve got more experience.” Ask any Musician, Comedian, or Public Speaker, and they will tell you, nothing, absoulutely nothing can replace Stage Time (LIVE EXPERIENCE).

Click To Watch This Video Interview: This is just 4 minutes from a 20 minute interview.

So when Bryan said “I’ve got more experience”, this is no joke. He has logged over 40 fights in his career and 85% of all his wins were by SUBMISSION! You can’t get that kind of grappling experience and mastery without a lot of LIVE FIGHT experience. LIVE Fights give you experience you can not get in the gym.

As  we were chatting, I got this strong feeling about Bryan…It hit me. This is Bryan Caraway’s time. This is his time to make the comitted run and CAPTURE the UFC Batamweight Championship Belt! Yes Sterling is young, strong and scrappy, but when it’s your time, NOTHING CAN STOP YOU!

Caraway shared that for his first  30 fights he got so nervous he would throw up before the match.

Guess What? Bryan’s not throwing up any more, he has learned to discipline that emtion.
Now, he’s KICKING ASS!

To Follow Bryan on Twitter and Instagram Go TO: @bryancaraway

See You At The Cage,
Robby LeBlanc

 

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!

To Follow Ryan on Twitter or Instagram:
@ryandcouture

Xtreme Couture MMA GYM
4055 W. Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
www.XtremeCoutureMMA.com
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

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:
www.MMADraft.com

NEXT TUFF-N-UFF Event:
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 –
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WHEN –
Saturday April 9, 2016
WHERE:
UFC Gyn Green Valley
2265 N Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV. 89014
WHO:
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.

HERE ARE YOUR COACHES:
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,.

TO REGISTER GO TO:
www.MMADraft.com

I will be there covering the event, taking photos!

Good Luck,
Robby LeBlanc