Pinoy UFC Fighter CJ De Tomas Shares His Inspirations, Preparations and Revelations, His Message to Local MMA Promoters
CJ De Tomas shares his experience in the UFC, preparations and his no holds barred comments to the MMA promotions in the Philippines.
The Golden Boy maybe considered as local MMA superstar in the Philippines but he had a rude awakening when he first stepped in the UFC cage. Recently getting an opportunity to fight for the top MMA promotion in the world, CJ De Tomas fell short as he battled not just his opponent but forces outside of the cage as he admits issues with his camp, family and financial burden.
Being a fighter is not easy - CJ De Tomas
CJ De Tomas opened up with Pow Salud as he gave us a quick glimpse of the challenges he had as well as the reasons why he fights. At a young age of 21, De Tomas already considered himself as a family man and will do everything for his wife and daughter.
The Golden Boy understands that the UFC is different and also calls out local MMA as he frankly shares his views on local MMA and how it should work together as a unit and not be divided. An obviously disheartened CJ also could not hold his dismay against local MMA promoters who does not treat the fighters well and even offered a piece of advice:
"Sa mga promoters, pinaka priority nyo yung fighters, hindi mabubuhay yung promotions nyo kung wala yung mga fighters, kung hindi kayo marunong mag alaga matatalo kayo, kelangan marunong kayo mag alaga, buti pa yung manok may premyo, sa fighter thank you lang"
Check out the full interview with the Golden Boy CJ De Tomas.