Member Spotlight: Cody

My Second Home

Member: Gilmar, Cody, BenHey, I’m Cody! I started training in 2012. Everybody at Rothwell MMA helps me and pushes me to work as hard as I can.  Everyone at the gym is very nice and they are my family. They are not “like my family,” they are my family.  I love everybody at the gym.

The gym is my second home.  It gives me confidence when the pro fighters tell me “good job” and “you’re doing great.”  It’s nice how everybody at the gym knows me and my Dad.  Trust me, my Dad is not easy to impress, and he is there every day supporting me.  I want to be champion for sure, but I want to be champion for him.  I want to impress him.  I work so hard, train so much. Why do I train so much?  I train so much because I want to hear him say “good job.”

MMA is the only thing I’m good at, it gives me confidence.  When I miss a day of training, I get mad at myself and feel like I disappointed myself and other people.  I wait all day to go to the gym.  It’s my life, it’s all I think about, it’s all I do.  My goal is to be the UFC champion!  Thanks to everybody who’s helping me accomplish my goal.  Thank you!

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