On 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!
Do 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 – COMBINE
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,.
However, Jones he still has some growing up to do. He just got arrested this week and received 5 tickets from the police. At this point in his life, and specifically because of his Hit and Run incident September 2015 that landed him with 18 month probation and 76 hours of community service, he should’ve learned a few things:
1. Yes, people and police are watching you and probably holding you to a higher standard. Is that fair? No! But life isn’t fair. 2. If you get pulled over by the police for WHATEVER REASON, yes ask what the charge is. Evaluate if it’s true or not. If it’s not true, it doesn’t not serve YOU or your cause in any way to SWEAR, TALK CRAP and or ARGUE with the police officer.
You have money and you have an attorney. Don’t argue with the police, let your attorney do your arguing.
Jon Fitch is a seasoned and well rounded fighter who still aspires WINNING the Welterweight Title Belt that has eluded him over the years. Jon was originally scheduled to fight Jake Shields for the vacant welter weight title but that fell through. Now, Fitch is competing for that TITLE BELT with a new opponent, the Brazilian, Joao Zeferino.
Fitch wrestled in high school and college then continued his journey by competing as an amateur with the Las Vegas Based Promotion, TUFF-N-UFF. Many fighters got there start with TUFF-N-UFF like Ronda Rousey, Ryan Couture and many others. Jon Fitch continued his fight career with the UFC and now he’s fighting with World Series of Fighting, aka WSOF and fighting for the TITLE. Jon trains and is an instructor at Nick Blomgren’s One Kick Gym in Las Vegas.
Good Luck Jon!
WHAT: WSOF 30 DATE: Saturday, April 2, 2016 WHERE: Hard Rock Hotel Casino, Las Vegas NV. TICKETS: Got to www.WSOF.com