How to Become a Professional MMA Fighter in Arizona

June 11, 2022

Starting a successful career as a professional MMA fighter can be easy yet challenging. Both male and female individuals desire to participate in this sport to earn a living. Unfortunately, not everyone can become a top-tier fighter. So what do you have to do to become a successful MMA fighter?

Taking your fighting skills to a professional level shouldn’t be a decision taken lightly. MMA fighting requires a lot of dedication, determination, grit, and strength. Proper training is essential to move in the ranks towards higher paychecks. A strict diet regiment is necessary to maintain your stamina and physique. Here is what you need to know to start your MMA career.

What You Need to Possess as an MMA Fighter

The road to becoming an MMA fighter is straightforward. Many fighters start their MMA quest when they are 15-16 years old. However, you can still begin when you’re in your twenties or thirties. It’s vital to possess a mentally tough mindset and experience combat fighting or martial arts. Usually, it will take you 4-5 years of consistent practice and training before you are ready to take the next step.

A great way to begin is by joining a local gym built for training individuals on MMA techniques. A good MMA gym should have instructors skilled in different fighting styles, such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. However, it would help if you also looked into training in other fighting styles such as wrestling and boxing. In addition, strength training and conditioning should be a focal point throughout your journey to MMA fighting.

There are two key areas where you should base the bulk of your training. Muay Thai, kickboxing, and boxing disciplines can help you improve your stand-up fighting skills. Ground fighting skills can improve through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling disciplines. These fighting skills will give you reliable striking and defensive abilities.

One significant action you can take is to start networking and promoting yourself. You can create a website to post videos that show your MMA fighting skills. However, it’s best to show you winning rather than losing. Use social media as a weapon to generate feedback and opportunities to set up fights. YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram are three great networks you can begin.

How Many Amateur MMA Fights to Do Before Turning Pro

It would be best to have prior experience of MMA fighting as an amateur before even considering becoming a professional MMA fighter. The good news is that your wins and losses will not count against you when you turn pro. Instead, it will help you gain experience fighting in front of a live audience. These fights have altered rules to prevent serious injuries. Some of these rules include shorter rounds and no elbows.

What We Can Do to Help You Succeed in MMA

Starting a professional MMA fighting career doesn’t have be difficult to you. We are here to help you succeed in your quest. At RUF Nation, we strive to provide everyone with the knowledge they need to move forward in their MMA fighting journey.

RUF Nation is a 100% AZ Tribally owned fight promotion company based out of Phoenix, Arizona. RUF Nation currently holds a promoter’s licenses through the AZ State Boxing & MMA Commission. In addition, we hold multiple Casino Gaming licenses in Arizona and have a Gaming license through the Arizona Department of Gaming as a Premiere Casino Vendor

Our deep relationships with gyms, local fighters, UFC Fighters, stars, media, city, state, Tribal Councils and leaders is instrumental in our quest to grow into an international wide organization and bring our product and service offerings to multiple property locations throughout the US. Check us out on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram pages for more information. 

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