Check out the fourth fighter to be profiled on The Fighters Hub “Fighter Profiles”:
Name: Rick Reger
Country of Origin: USA
Gym: GRACIE FIGHTER/ FKI FITNESS
Weight Class: 155 Pounds
Promotions Fought For: Gladiator challenge, Dragon house, Fights at Reign
How did your MMA journey commence?
I’ve always been involved in sports growing up and because of the area I grew up in I fought a lot so between my up bringing and athletic ability it seemed like a perfect fit.
What is it about MMA that attracts you to the sport?
2 huge things 1 – there’s always room to grown and improve. Everyday is a new challenge in MMA and it’s so versatile you continuously push yourself to grow.
Who was your favourite fighter growing up?
I train with Nick and Nate Diaz’s Team and growing up I always idolized Nick. He and his brother are very talented and a very entertaining fighters.
What sort of a fighter would you say you are?
I’m a free style fighter – I don’t come from one specific background – I’m a pure mixed martial artist.
What has been your most memorable moment in MMA thus far?
Winning the decision victory over the home town kid in LA for the Gladiator Challenge Lightweight Title! I was brought up there to lose I know it I could feel it. I had my corner and that’s it he had a couple hundred fans there booing me and cheering for him, by the end of the fight I won a majority of them over!
You have an affiliation with Redemption Martial Arts – why did you choose to support this great cause?
Growing up I was affected by bullying and unfortunately it did cause me to lash out in the same manner. It took learning a lot of lesson the hard way to change that. I feel like this is recognized as a worldwide issue and the more people that stand up the greater chance for change.
For potential promotions or sponsors out there – what separates you from the rest of the fighters in the sport?
I didn’t get into competing for fame and fortune I honestly didn’t think it was go this far. I planed on leading by example in the community and helping the youth direct their energy to something positive. Where I live their closing down school’s and stopping the funding for extra circular activities, I wanted to open a gym and help get the misguided kids off the streets and MMA is perfects! It’s always growing rapidly it really becomes a lifestyle rather then a hobby.
Your dream fight – who would it be?
I don’t really have one I want to just continue to grow as a mixed martial artist and continue to challenge myself along the way, I’m just enjoying the journey.
What would you say is your penultimate goal in MMA?
Winning is great it’s fun,moving up in organization is fun as well but most important I want to look back and say I was able to reach people, help them threw there situation, no matter how big or small.
If you’d like to learn more about Rick you can check out the Post Fight Interview he did with The Fighters Hub recently.