LAS CRUCES, NM (Tue, March 27, 2018)– American Fight League: “SOUTHWEST BRAWL 7” will take place in Las Cruces, NM at the Convention Center on Saturday March 31, 2018.
In the co-main event, Randy McCarty from Las Cruces, NM training out of Red Spider MMA will go against Jacob Ortiz from San Manuel, Arizona fighting out of Power MMA.
McCarty is ranked 67th of 144 active US Southwest Pro Middleweights and ranked 23rd of 61 active Texas Pro Middleweights. Before Randy steps in the cage at the Southwest Brawl 7 event, he sat down with FightBookMMA to talk about his upcoming fight.
I was trying to get more sponsors and talked with a guy with experience with that, and he said I needed a “brand” or fight name… so I asked my fans on Facebook and they came up with around 10 different possibilities… so I asked them to vote which of the 10 would be best, then shortened the list 2 more times …leaving the top 3 for the last vote… and it was voted to be the best fit for me… and it truly has been. I didn’t have to take a fight name that others have, and I think it fits me well.
Right on, so Randy, out of all the sports you can pick why MMA?
MMA is the most challenging combat sport I have found, I love challenges and I want to know what how I’m training is viable.
I think 2 things… my age(43) and my attitude towards this game…I became a pro athlete at 39, my biggest year I fought 10x between MMA and boxing. I love to fight and it shows in my attitude, I’m smiling and having fun each fight.
Loving life and whatever life brings me, I find away to enjoy myself in almost any situation.
1st time I fought in AZ, my coach wanted me to move around before the fight but not to show that I’m a south paw, so I asked if I could dance he said he didn’t care. When I started dancing, the crowd loved it and I stole the crowd from my AZ opponent… since then it’s been a staple for me.
A little different, after my last MMA fight I tore my Achilles and had to hand surgery, so this is my 1st mma fight back. Plus this is my home.
Training has been exciting, I’ve never had this long of a layoff between fights, plus having to get back into shape are both challenging, but I am peaking at just the right time. I look to have a quick finish or the fight of the night!!!
Not added pressure but different. I will see people after the fight and seem to get asked questions a lot about why and how I do what I do.
(Laughs) not really, just happy he accepted the fight, and let’s have fun.
MMA yeah, two more with AFL this year, and hoping to get 4 or 5 boxing matches by December as well. My goal is 12 total fights in a year, hopefully one year that goal will be met.
Life… that remains to be seen, but I’m very proud of my daughters, and love them tons.MMA…. I’ve won some and learned(lost) some. I’ve learned more than I would like to have but, hopefully I can put it all together and start teaching others in the cage, meaning I don’t want to lose anymore. MMA has helped me through hard times and I’ve enjoyed it through better times. I’m happy I’ve been able to fight as much as I have, and I want so many more fights to come.
Randy thank you for talking with me out of your busy schedule. Are there any sponsors or anyone you want to shout out the floor is yours?
#LaNuevaCasitaCafe has been my longest standing sponsor, such an honor for me to have had them back me all the years
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