With a record of 3-2, fighting out of Windy Sports & Fitness, Tyler Flores will take on Johnny Wageman (2-2) who is fighting out of New Braunfels Brawlers. Don't miss out on watching Flores and Wageman as they go head to head in the cage. Brazos Throwdown II is guaranteed not to disappoint.
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Why are you a fighter?
I'm a fighter because I always played sports my entire life so when I quit playing for team sports in high school I took up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and then it just took off from there. Honestly I was also bullied by a few in middle school and high school so I was looking for something to give me confidence and I found that in MMA.
What makes someone a fighter?
I’m not really sure how to answer this question to be honest. I takes a lot of dedication and sacrifice if you want to compete and be good at it. You have to be willing to train multiple times at the gym a day and train on your own time as well. You have to make the sacrifice to cut weight which means you may have to be on a strict diet and be willing to sit in a sauna to sweat out some pounds.
What are you goals in fighting?
I don’t have crazy aspirations for this sport. I more so do it for fun but I do want to go pro soon and if it takes me all the way to the UFC then I’m all for that of course.
What's your favorite thing about fighting?
My favorite thing about fighting is being able to showcase your talents in front of a big crowd along with all your family and friends. It’s the best feeling when you win in front of a big crowd and they are applauding for you.
How did you get started in fighting?
I got started when I was in high school by just looking up local gyms in the area. That’s when I came across Gracie Barra The Woodlands. I started out just doing BJJ there and then after I got my blue belt I took up MMA.
If you could start your fight career over, what would you do differently?
If I were to start my fight career over again I would start at an earlier age and would have done wrestling in high school. I think that is a huge aspect in MMA and should be taken advantage of if you’re able to.
What do you like to do outside of fighting?
Outside of fighting I love sports mainly soccer and I play on a team here in town with my coworkers. I’m also a full time student looking to graduate college within the next year.
Who has been the most inspirational person in your life and why?
I would say the most inspirational people would be my parents, older brother, and coaches. They all give me examples to live by and are always supporting me in every decision I make.
What's something people should know about you?
I’m kind of a beer snob. I manage a local bar here in town so I’m always wanting to try out new craft beers or looking up different beers to have here at the bar.
Is there anyone you would like to thank?
I would like to thank God, my family, coaches (Alex Morono and Bobby Powers.), all of my teammates at Gracie Barra The Woodlands and Windy Fight Factory, oh and also the guys over at 4oz Fight Club for helping me get ready for this fight as well! I would also like to thank my sponsors, The Barracks Townhomes and Vinnie Vincent Real Estate for their continued support of my fight career.