My fight journey begins today, Septemeber 1st.

What does that entail?

High level, I want to train, and eventually fight, in mixed martial arts.

I will document my journey.

Where does the journey begin?

  • I’m 38 years old.
  • Married for 13 years.
  • 4 Kiddos (8, 6, 6, and 6)
  • Stay at home dad.
  • Entrepreneur/Freelancer
  • 200.6lbs of (mainly) chubby dad.
  • Used to train MMA … 8 years ago. Wasn’t very good at it.

Sounds like great fighter material, right?

Why am I doing this?

  • It’s been a dream of mine for years.
  • I need to get in “fight shape”.
  • I want to show my kids that I have dreams worth chasing.
  • I want to show other parents that it’s not too late to chase their dream.
  • Raise awareness for a couple causes that are near to my heart (you’ll read about these in my blog).
  • Promote the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). I’ve seen so much good in the sport of MMA, I want to highlight that.

The best place to follow this journey is on my Instagram. You’ll see video/photo updates of this journey.

Monetization

Part of the reason I’m doing this is to make money.

  1. I’m connected with a site (trainmartialarts.com). This will be promoted throughout the journey. It’s a place to learn how to train martial arts.
  2. The Couch to Fight journey will be turned into a weight loss program. I will get in healthy shape. And I will show others how I did it, step-by-step. I want to inspire others to get in shape, to fight for their health.
  3. Sponsors. Fighters make a lot of their income from sponsors. I already have a couple sponsors on board. You’ll hear about them more as the journey continues. If you’re interested in sponsoring me here’s a link.

FAQs

  • What if you lose?
    Getting into the ring will be a win for me. I want to win, but it’s not my goal.
  • Will you stop at one fight?
    Yes.
  • What does success look like?
    I want to get in healthy shape (body/mind/soul). Body (185lbs), Mind (Not sure what this means yet), Soul (Not sure what this means yet, either).
  • Do I have a support system?
    Before I did this I met with my trainer to talk it through, a group of men I highly respect, and my wife (who gave me the ok). The best line I received was from a friend “Life is short, why not?” … and he was right.

That’s it, for now. Connect on Instagram, join my email list, follow me on Facebook.

Let’s do this!