Take a few minutes and see what I’ve been up to the last several months. Fighting is not behind me, but I am working on a few new things. Looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned. Click on the link to check it out!

What’s Spaniard Up To?

Do you want to know some of the most valuable principles I’ve learned during my professional fighting career? Come find out January 29 at the Hollidaysburg/ Altoona wrestling match. I’ll be speaking prior to the varsity match (approximately 6:30-6:45). The principles I’ll share are well suited to fit the lives of young wrestlers and athletes.

Please help spread the word and support the wrestling community!

Spaniard

As my fighting career continues to evolve, I have formally begun to build my professional speaking career. I have learned a great deal of valuable information over the course of my career and lifetime, and I am excited to share it. My goal is to ignite positive change in the lives of those hearing my message.

This video is from a recent event in Newark, NJ at Barringer Academy. Enjoy!

Let’s Go Retro!

01/05/2015

It’s always fun to interact with gym goers and share what I know about fitness and training. We had a blast at Retro Fitness in E. Windsor, NJ. Check it out!

Recent Interview

01/02/2015

Do you want to know that it’s really like to be a professional fighter? It’s not all glitz and glamour. Take some time on your next commute and listen in to what it’s really like. Thanks to Brian Drury at OvercomingGraduation.com for the interview.

Overcoming Graduation Interview

UFC Release

01/02/2015

I was recently let go by the UFC. I was expecting the release after a dismal year in the Octagon. As with anything, I’ll take this hard lesson and learn from it. I am looking forward to the path ahead of me, wherever it may lead. Stay tuned to see what’s next. Time to make some lemonade!

 

I had a great time at the Retro Fitness in E. Windsor, NJ, last night. Through Jason, my friend and agent, we have formed a great relationship with Retro. These anniversary and grand opening events are the best. Lots of interaction with their members. Thanks Retro! (And soon I’ll be on the Retro Wall of Fame with Frankie Edgar, woop wop!)Retro E. Windsor

Take a walk to the cage w/ me. Here are some highlights of my walkout in Brazil. Enjoy the first hand POV and buckle up!

Take a minute and enjoy some clips from Brazil. Aside from the loss, it was an awesome trip. Enjoy!

Part 2 coming soon…

A Rough Defeat

11/18/2014

After six months of intense training and personal development, I felt extremely well prepared for my fight in Brazil. The universe had other plans. What started out as a great fight in my favor quickly turned into a defeat by submission. A small, but vital, technical mistake was to blame. I zigged when I should have zagged.

Having lost my last three fights in the UFC, I am in a very difficult spot. To be completely honest, I don’t know where I’m going to go. For now, I’m mentally recovering and spending the days watching my daughter Gracie.

I have also started (or continued) to work on some other ideas I have been tossing around. I am hoping to book some keynote speaking events in the near future so I can share my story and the valuable lessons I’ve learned up to this point in my career.

Another few days of relaxation and a generous diet, and then I’ll get back on the horse.

Thank you all for your continued support!

Spaniard