I have an incredible passion for sports, specifically MMA. Fair warning, any criticism of the Longhorns, Dallas Cowboys, Pistons, or Texas Rangers I tend to turn into “annoyingly biased cheerleader" fan, I apologize in advance. :)
Growing up in Texas, most people considered it unnatural to not obsess with sports. For me though, sports were not just an obsession but a passion as well. Some of the first memories of my life center on two of the sports I became most passionate about, Mixed Martial Arts and Basketball.
One of these memories (in fact the first of my life), included “borrowing” my next-door neighbor’s cable to watch UFC 1 in November of 1993 at just two years old. Six years later, I watched Michael Jordan play in San Antonio against a rookie Tim Duncan during Jordan's second retirement campaign. Those two memories, along with having the honor of sitting front row at midfield and witnessing Emmitt break the all time rushing record (thank you Lynn Scott), made me realize just how much I loved sports.
As the years passed, and my limited skills in basketball became evident, I rediscovered MMA starting with 2005 Pride Middleweight Grand Prix Finals. After watching Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s victory that night, I fell in love with the sport and have been following it closely ever since. To finally share that passion and be able to articulate my thoughts about MMA is simply a dream come true.
Anthony, thanks for becoming a fan of my work! I appreciate it a lot!