Road to the Pro’s w/ Micah Brakefield #23 – First day of my MMA career


Today is the first day of my MMA career. For the past 2 years I have been training non-chalantly and hoping for the best. While in most cases, “the best” ended up happening; with me winning all of my fights in the middleweight division I knew that my luck would soon run out. So, two weeks ago I quit my job at Tippet Richardson where I was working full time, making OK money and had benefits, in order to start a part time position at the Richmond Sports Club that will allow me to train with Kalib Starnes twice-a-day, every day. I know when I told my parents this, they were concerned about how I was going to make ends meet. However, I assured them that having money in my bank account would in no way make me safe inside the cage, and that this was something I needed to do in order to give myself a shot at making a career out of this.

Yesterday I cleaned out all of the unhealthy food that was in my house and replaced it with only good clean food, and then went and got stocked up with supplements from one of my amazing sponsors Reflex on Kingsway.

It’s funny, I was almost nervous for practice this morning. It felt like my first day heading up the hill to Burnaby Mountain Wrestling practice; not knowing what to expect, but knowing that this was what I needed to do to take my self to the next level. Kalib ran us through a circuit, followed up by some reflex drills and then some light sparring. I was embarrassingly tired by the end of warm up, but made it through the practice and feel like I’m already better than I was this morning. Now just get my BCAA’s into me and get ready for training at 6pm.

That’s all for now.

I would like to thank my sponsors: Tapout CanadaPunishment AthleticsDominant Ground, Reflex on KingswayDrakoPassion SportsTippet Richardson, Kombat Nation, Klench Kustom GuardsCanusa Fight Team, and of course MMASucka. If any potential sponsors are reading this they can contact me through my manager Darcy McBride with Echelon Fighter Management. Or myself directly at [email protected]Thank you very much for reading.

“Mitey” Micah Brakefield

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Jeremy Brand started up this lovechild called MMASucka.com back in 2009. It began as a hobby project and has turned into much more. In his spare time, you can find Jeremy on the mats, as he is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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