MMABeats: How did you get started in MMA ??
Ryan: I first got started in MMA by a neighborhood friend that was taking kickboxing classes and was looking for someone to spar. I was the only kid in the neighboorhood stupid enough to agree to sparring with him and after the first time in the ring I was hooked. After kickboxing a few times my brother and I rented the UFC from our local movie store and started immulating the moves we say. We went through every UFC the store had starting at UFC 1. From the first time I saw an mma fight it was the only thing I ever wanted to do and has been my passion ever since.
MMABeats: What was your 1st walkout song?
Ryan: My first fight was in 2002 when I was a senior in high school and I came out to the Metallica song Seek and Destroy. It is a hard hitting song and I felt it summed up my fighting style- in your face, fast-paced, and aggressive.
MMABeats: What are your top 5 favorite songs to get your pumped up to workout??
Ryan: I am usually always pumped up to workout naturally because it is what I love to do. I like to workout to something
that has a beat and I can groove to.
1. Atmosphere- Saves the Day
2. Deltron 3030- Mastermind
3. Damian Marley- It was written
4. Obi Trice- Dont come down
5. John Holt- Police in Helicopter
MMABeats: When is your next fight?
Ryan: My next fight is February 18 against John Alessio for Score fighting championship in Canada. It will be a tough scrap and I am looking forward to challenging myself against an all around tough opponent.