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Oct. 17, 2022

Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum

Did you know that MMA is all about deception? How do fighters observe their opponents? Discover the Ultimate Fighter secrets, tips, experience, and various stories.

Kelvin Gastelum is a well-known professional in mixed martial arts. He won The Ultimate Fighter 17 and has since competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight division. He said martial arts is deception. It's not about being the strongest but an intelligent fighter with a good strategy.


The Techniques, Experiences, and Stories of Kelvin Gastelum as a Professional in Mixed Martial Arts in the UFC.

Are you a fighter? Are you interested in martial arts? In today's episode, Gary and Jay welcome a well-known professional mixed martial arts artist, Kelvin Gastelum. Please tune in to The Tragedy Academy Podcast as Kevin Gastelum shares various stories and experiences he has had in mixed martial arts.

Summary:

Did you know that MMA is all about deception? How do fighters observe their opponents? Discover the Ultimate Fighter secrets, tips, experience, and various stories.

Kelvin Gastelum is a well-known professional in mixed martial arts. He won The Ultimate Fighter 17 and has since competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight division. He said martial arts is deception. It's not about being the strongest but an intelligent fighter with a good strategy.

Quotes:

"Depends on how you see it and approach the fight; everybody has a different approach. There's no set rule on how to train or approach a fight. Everybody's different."

"MMA is about martial arts based on deception. When you think I'm going up, I'm going down."

"The confidence comes into preparation. Once you've prepared well, you're ready, then that's all you can ask for."

"The difference between success and failure is action."

"Losing is an opportunity to grow in ways you can't get by being a winner."

Takeaway:

Your opponent will observe how you fight when you're in a fight. When it comes to martial arts, you should know how to deceive your opponent and confuse him about your next move. 

When preparing for a fight, you also prepare your confidence. 

In championships, whether middleweight or welterweight, fighters usually have a weight to maintain. They do everything in their power to achieve their target weight.

While training, you should keep your body hydrated. Hydrating keeps your brain functioning and prevents your muscles from cramping. 

When you lose, it is an opportunity to improve, giving you the time to improve and become a better version of yourself.

Timeline:

[01:23] - Introduction to the Guest

[05:05] - Young Ignorance

[06:32] - Martial arts based on deception

[11:18] - Confidence

[19:05] - Losing weight

[25:09] - Hydration

[28:02] - Importance of having a great mother

[35:58] - Getting ready for a fight

[41:11] - Getting their ass kicked

[46:22] - Mexico

Resources:

Kelvin Gastelum's

Website - https://kelvingastelum.com/ 

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kgastelum/ 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/KelvinGastelum 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kgastelumTV 

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Kelvin Gastelum

Mixed Martial Artist

Kelvin Gastelum is an American professional mixed martial artist. He competes in the Middleweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Gastelum has competed for the UFC since he won The Ultimate Fighter 17. As of July 4, 2022, he is #11 in the UFC middleweight rankings.

Gastelum won a 5A Division II AIA state wrestling title out of Cibola High School and continued to wrestle at North Idaho College, where he was ranked as high as fifth in the country (NJCAA) as a freshman before deciding to compete in mixed martial arts professionally. He worked as a bail bondsman before training in MMA full-time. As recent as July of 2022, he is #11 in the UFC middleweight rankings. Gastelum and Nassourdine Imavov will face off at UFC Fight Night 217 on January 14, 2023.