How did Rob Font make it to the UFC?

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!

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