In a world of negative news stories we wanted to write about a positive story going on in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. I know if you are like me you are tired of reading about the national debt and ‘debt ceiling’ so here is someone that is turning negativity into positivity in his life. So, sit back and enjoy a few minutes of a feel good story in the world of MMA.
Who wears day-glo, candy striped, multi-colored shorts for an MMA match? That has their mother really hands craft them for him? Who really adopts a fight after being introduced as “Fancy Pants”? Who did annually along with a day inside a Washington Condition Penitentiary for crimes associated with a meth addiction, got launched from that prison and won his first amateur fight just 8 days later?
The response to each one of these questions is Lyle Beerbohm, probably the most interesting tales in most of sports, including MMA.
Beerbohm will turn 32 in Feb, but MMA gave him new existence only a couple of years back. He literally started his professional career after serving 366 days in the Washington Condition Penitentiary in Walla Walla because of criminal offence convictions, all associated with a 6-year very meth addiction. Your day he was free of prison, he visited a Jiu-Jitsu gym. He’d his first amateur fight just eight days after being launched.
Since entering MMA, Beerbohm finds a discipline and determination which was missing in the existence. “If I did not visit prison, I most likely could be dead today,” he stated. “Because I wouldn’t get cleared up. I wouldn’t visit rehab. I wouldn’t log off the drugs. I did not would like to get from the drugs. (Finally) I exchanged one addiction for that other. I exchanged meth for MMA.”
He sure did. Beerbohm has went his record for an astounding 15- like a professional, and the next fight scheduled for Strikeforce is against harmful veteran Pat “Bam Bam’’ Healy within the primary event of the Strikeforce Competitors Mma fight card on Friday, February. 18, survive Showtime. If he beats Healy it’ll get him not far from a go in the title against world champion Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez.
A high wrestler in senior high school, Beerbohm is really a brawler who are able to switch between southpaw and orthodox stances. He went 12- within the amateurs, regardless of the obstacles he needed to overcome. Even though huge most of his fights have ended early and he’s recorded more KO’s than distribution, he still views themself a grappler.
Beerbohm got his “Fancy Pants” nickname in the custom-made, multi-colored trunks stitched by his mother. Maybe they actually draw attention away from his competitors. He is the owner of wins over former world Kick Boxing champion and Strikeforce and UFC veteran Duane “Bang’’ Ludwig in addition to UFC vet Rafaello Oliveira. Beerbohm posted (bulldog choke) Ludwig within the first round of the non-public fight in a Strikeforce Competitors event on June 19, 2009.
“I wish to fight the very best, I wish to fight for that Strikeforce title,’’ stated Beerbohm, the mind of Washington’s Fancy Pants Fight Team. “All I’m able to do is still strive and beat who installed before me. This will probably be an extremely difficult fight for each of us, but I’m confident of winning and upgrading the ranks.
“I am very anxious to battle on Showtime and show the fans and Strikeforce things i can perform. Let me fight for that world title. I wish to function as the champion. I would like a five-round fight. That might be another thing.’’
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