1) Why are you an MMA fighter?
I believe everyone has a natural need to express themselves to the world in some way. Martial arts is my chosen expression.
2) What makes someone a fighter?
Life is a fight. The world is merciless at times. As individuals, we have to learn to fight/compete for financial stability, health, relationships, etc. More importantly, we have to learn how to defend our progress and the things we care about. Successful people are able to continuously fight the negative self-talk/doubt that we all have, and choose to win. A combat mindset can be applied to all facets of life. For example, my immediate family all witnessed my baby niece go toe-to-toe with Leukemia, and she came out on top like a true champion. Everyone is a fighter.
3) What are your goals in MMA?
To get the best version of myself. To show the world the Nepaulsingh name and the house I represent in Brazos Valley MMA. I want my performance in the cage, and positive attitude/energy to and fuel other people to attack their own God-given passions in life. I believe in this path I am on. I am confident that my focus and hard work will attract support from future fans and sponsors so I can continue to have a growing positive influence in the world.
4) How would you describe your fight style?
It is my art in violent form.
5) What's your favorite thing about fighting?
Fighting forces the truth out of people. I think unarmed combat is the most honest thing in the world. Its impossible to hide strengths and weaknesses against a perfect opponent. I have learned so much about my true nature when confronted with pain, discomfort, exhaustion, and intimidation from fighting. It demands me to take control of myself, and create calm in a chaotic environment with a trained mind, body, and spirit. I could probably write a book on how fighting relates to life and what it means to me if I wasn’t so focused on this next victorious performance. Bucket list (haha!)
6) How did you get started in fighting?
I used to work for a gym that promoted Kickboxing/grappling cardio classes instructed by competitive martial artist. I befriended a lot of these instructors, who tossed me into their own sparring sessions. I learned a lot of painful lessons, and I continued to adjust, study, and copy movements. I would never suggest the same upbringing for new students, but I’m happy with the foundation I have now for my continued growth. I have tried to keep martial arts apart of my life throughout my other careers, and it gradually turned into something that defines who I am today.
7) If you could start your fight career over, what would you do differently?
I am extremely happy with the things I have accomplished, and I am even more excited about my future. The events in my life has guided me to a home in BVMMA, where I received love, growth, and progress instantaneously. This is my new chapter, and it is my time. I wouldn’t change anything.
8) What do you know about your opponent and how do you expect this fight to go down?
I don’t need to know anything about my opponent. I am not here for him. This is all about me and my journey. Fighting is my chosen art in violent form and the opponent is my canvas. I train so I can do what I want, whenever I want/need to. This is my story and it is my time to show the world who I am, and the households I represent. I will continuously show respect for myself, and my opponent, by bringing the best version of me to the fight. I only ask that my opponents do the same. Either way, I will viciously take my respect. I am always winning.
9) What do you like to do outside of MMA?
I love being a Firefighter/EMT. It’s been my adventurous livelihood for 3 years outside of martial arts, and I expect to be an asset for the College Station Fire Department in the very near future.
HOWEVER, I recently picked up bartending! I’ve never been a huge drinker or partygoer, so this new trade skill is a bit left field for me. I’m taking a lot of pride in entertaining people and making amazing shots. People are having a ridiculously great time with me behind the bar with some of the games I’ve created. I truly appreciate how it gives my mind a mental break from the stress of my other two passions in life……But I’m going to lose my mind if I don’t get back on the engine soon (haha!).
10) What is your life motto?
There is no fear because my God is with me.
11) Who has been the most inspirational person in your life and why?
That’s a difficult question to answer. I’m inspired by the white belts at BVMMA who continue to push through tough training to grow. I’m also inspired by true and tested Martial Artist who have devoted years/decades to their craft. I have immediate family members and friends who motivate me with their tireless work ethic with their life goals. There are countless of motivational speakers… the list is endless.
I try to draw strength from everyone, but honestly, I am always trying to be my own inspiration. I believe I have a God-given vision of the man I want to be, and its my responsibility to make it a reality. If I’m in need of motivation during training, I have built a habit of saying it aloud, so I can hear the words, or feel the powerful movement for myself. It gives me strength, and it creates/quantifies the positive energy for my training partners at BVMMA (or maybe everyone thinks I’m crazy and they are all too nice to tell me to shut my loudmouth up!)
12) What is something people should know about you?
People will know my family name and the academy I represent. I’m proudly fighting for that recognition. Support on my journey is openly accepted, and will be rewarded exponentially. If I’m winning, everyone with me is winning too. That is no joke. I don’t train to fight, I train to win violently. I take myself too seriously to fail.
13) Is there anyone you would like to thank?
I need to thank anyone and everyone I call family. It truly feels like I’ve been resurrected here In College Station. That would not have been impossible without the belief system and support I have received from Professor Bubba Bush and the BVMMA Fight Team, College Station Fire Department Chief Tradd Mills and his loving family, Erica Alcala for teaching me a new trade skill (bartending) while providing patience and understanding as I’m rebuilding myself in my other two passions in life, and Kimberly Gallego’s amazing influence on my mind, body, and spiritual connection from the Yoga District.
Most importantly, I wouldn’t be here without the unwavering, relentless love and support of the Nepaulsingh family. My mother’s only request was to receive my first million dollars. I refuse to fail her.