Tonight Sityodtong’s own Rob Font fights for the second time in his UFC career at UFC Fight Night 81 on FIGHTPASS.
Rob ended his first fight with a definitive KO in the first round against George Roop.
Rob is a good friend and former teammate of FightingIsEasy founder, John Cumper and we would often train together. During training , Rob would always give his all and constantly switch up his style, which made for some interesting sparring sessions.
When I met Rob, that is when he started training at Sityodtong, he already had a solid background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He would often help me as I struggled along as a white belt, but we will save that for another blog. Anyway, let’s get back on topic.
As we trained together, I saw 3 traits in Rob that would propel him quickly to the top of the MMA scene in the Northeast and eventually to the UFC. Besides skill and great cardio, which is a must have for a fighter, these are the traits I observed:
1. A great attitude towards training.
2. A never give up mentality. (Gets in early…Stays late)
3. Respect for his coaches and teammates. (Listens to his coaches)
These are traits I believe will propel any athlete to the top of their game and he possessed the three in spades.
It has been at least a year since I’ve seen Rob train and I am looking forward to how he has progressed tonight.
Rob, remember when you step into that cage tonight that Life is Hard. FightingIsEasy. is still holding you down in the NYC!