This Saturday Diara Culpepper faces off in his very first MMA fight against Jeff Hoppas (1-1). Culpepper fights out of Pinnacle Martial Arts in Midland, TX. Be at the Brazos Expo complex this Saturday to watch Culpepper finally get the chance to prove himself in the cage.
How did you get started and what made you decide to be an MMA fighter?
I've always been into the sport itself, then once I graduated I joined a gym every since it's been my dream to fight.
What makes someone a fighter?
Heart, will and determination come to mind first.
How would you describe your fight style?
What’s your favorite strike/submission to use in a fight?
What's your favorite thing about fighting?
Besting my opponent in every way possible.
If you could start your fight career over, what would you do differently?
Nothing, I'm just getting started.
How do you feel about your upcoming fight?
What holes do you see in your opponent’s game?
How do you think the fight is going to end?
My shin bouncing off his cranium, his head bouncing off the floor, my hand getting raised, period.
What are your goals in MMA?
Reach the highest level of professional fighting, and become a champion in my division.
If you could have one dream fight with any MMA fighter, who would it be?
What do you like to do outside of MMA?
What is your life motto?
Train hard, win easy.
Who has been the most inspirational person in your life and why?
I am my own inspiration.
What is something people should know about you?
I'm up next, tune in.
Is there anyone you would like to thank (sponsors, family, gym, etc.)?
S/O TO PINNACLE MARTIAL ARTS & MUAY THAI