My Fight Journey: Couch to Fight

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.


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

  1. I’m connected with a site ( 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.


  • 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?
  • 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!

About the Author:

Mike loves his family and he loves his gadgets. This site is his journey exploring the intersection of parenting and tech. By day you'll find him on the trails of Colorado. Moutain biking, hiking, fishing.