MIKE CHUPA
New Mexico MMA is Proud to be talking to 5-5 Pro Fighter Mike Chupa.

NMMMA- How are you doing today MIke, and how is the training going?

MIKE- Good Morning George, first of all thank you for taking the time to ask me
some questions today. I am doing outstanding today, training is going even better. I
feel blessed and ready to go.

NMMMA- How long have you been training MMA and what is your training
background?

MIKE-I have been training MMA since 2002. My background is I am a
BLACK BELT IN TAE KWON DO
TWO TIME WASHINGTON STATE CHAMPION- TAE KWON D ONE TIME OREGON
STATE TAE KWON DO CHAMPION
JUNIOR OLYMPIC QUALIFIER- TAE KWON DO
WASHINGTON STATE WRESTLING CHAMPION AND REGIONAL QUALIFIER
REGIONAL QUALIFIER FREE STYLE WRESTLING
LEVEL THREE ARMY COMBATIVE INSTRUCTOR
TWO TIME ARMY COMBATIVE CHAMPION
MEMBER OF THE US ARMY JUDO TEAM
145 POUND LIGHTWEIGHT TUFF CHAMPION (2007 TO CURRENT)
1ST HYASHI  GRAPPLING TOURNAMENT- EVERY EVENT SINCE 2006
4th SOUTHWEST GRAPPLERS FEST- 2010
3rd 2010 SOUHTHWEST GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
2nd place NO GI and Takedown 2010 DESERT QUEST CHAMPIONSHIP
1st place  Biggs Field grappling and Jiu Jitsu Tournament 2010- (125-150)

NMMMA- Your fighting Ox Wheeler on Feb 26th, what do you know about him?

MIKE- Ox wheeler is a very tough, experienced unorthodox fighter that comes out of
a great camp with a great reputation. As I understand it he is a classy fighter, always
ready to fight, like myself. It should make for a great fight.

NMMMA- What weight are you guys fighting at?

MIKE- We will be fighting at 135.

NMMMA- Who was your toughest fight to date?

MIKE- My toughest fight to date has been my friend Abel Cullum (KOTC champ).
Even though every single one of my match ups have been really tough, great
fighters (never any slow or inexperienced fighters) Abel Cullum was a definitely my
toughest.

NMMMA- What do you do on fight day?

MIKE- Usually on fight day I try to chill and relax, go over game plan and surround
myself with family and friends to take the edge off. Closer to the fight comes the
warm up and last minute game plan from my trainers.


NMMMA- What are some of your goals in MMA fighting?

MIKE- My goals in MMA are to make it a career. I aim to take it as far as I can go
physically and healthy. Longevity in this sport is my goal and to perform to the
potential I know I have or am capable of. Basically go all the way until I can no
longer.


NMMMA- What made you want to fight in the cage?

MIKE- Well I've been doing martial arts since I was 5 years old. This is the pinnacle
of our sport so naturally I was drawn to it and never regretted it since. I am truly
happy fighting and training, especially since my family is on board and supportive.

NMMMA- Who are you training partners for this fight?

MIKE- My fight team "Hayashis fight team"
Taichi Hayashi
Mando Rosales
Adam Mcgurk
Juan Fabian Salas

NMMMA- Anything you would like to say to your family, friends, sponsors, and most
important Fans?

MIKE- To my family Thank You for your support and selfless service
To my friends and training crew Thank You for getting me fight ready and sacrificing
your time to help me. To my sponsors Thank You for supporting me and believing in
me. To my fans, Thanks for the support win, loose or draw. I promise dedication to
training and an exciting fight. I wont stop, go to my website
www.mikechupamma.com or contact our fight manager Cassandra Chupa.

Thanks Mike for your time. You are a Great Warrior inside and outside the ring. Stay
Strong and Grounded. Good Luck with your Fight and with your Career. If you need
anything please let me know. Take Care.

George Martinez
New Mexico MMA