Freddy Leal will be representing his own turf at the Brazos Throwdown III. Training out of BVMMA, this BCS fighter knows how to win with a current record of 4-2 to prove it. Expect an exciting match as Leal meets Travis Hager, of NBB Brawlers, in the cage on November 17th. Buy tickets or sponsor a table before it's too late.
Read below to learn more about Freddy Leal and why he fights.
Why are you an MMA fighter?
I am a fighter because I love the sport. It has brought great people into my life and has influenced me to make positive decisions in life.
What makes someone a fighter?
To me, anyone can claim to be a fighter, even if they have never stepped in the cage before. But what makes someone truly a fighter in my opinion. It's when they have a passion for the sport and desire to learn a grow. When competing, having the drive to perform at the best of there ability and perform their skills and techniques that have been acquired from vigorous amount of hours training.
What are your goals in MMA?
My goal in fighting is to make it big and possibly one days be known as one of the best!
What's your favorite thing about fighting?
My favorite thing about fighting has to be the shear thrill and adrenaline it gives you, fighting truly is my drug. ha.
How did you get started in fighting?
I first got into fighting because of my wrestling background. I wrestled all 4 years of high school, and one of my teammates dad owned an MMA gym. So right as my senior year wrestling season ended, I started training and instantly acquired a passion for it.
If you could start your fight career over, what would you do differently?
I would wait until I'm properly ready and had enough training before stepping in the cage.
What do you like to do outside of MMA?
Hangout with friends, do things such as swim, fish, hike, paintball, anything active really.
What is your life motto?
"No Sacrifice No Victory"
Who has been the most inspirational person in your life and why?
The most inspirational person in my life would have to be my little sister. I work hard everyday so she always has someone to look up to.
What is something people should know about you?
I have never been in a fight outside of the cage.
Is there anyone you would like to thank?
Mom, Dad, Sister, Grandma and Grandpa, and all my training partners/coaches, and my sponsors.