|By George Martinez
We are here with Dickie Chavez from LA Boxing in Albuquerque, NM. Dickie is
getting ready for 3 fights he has coming up.
NMMMA- Hello Dickie, How's it going?
DC- I'm doing good.
NMMMA- What is your fighting background?
DC- Kick boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu and I have been wrestling since I was a kid.
NMMMA- Why did you want to become a Cage Fighter?
DC- It was something that I always wanted to do. I seen it when I was younger and I
loved it and wanted to do it. Now I am glad that I am doing it. I Love what I do.
NMMMA- Where do you train?
DC- I train out of LA Boxing.
NMMMA- Who are your trainers?
DC- His name is Eric Madrid. He is a Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu, and he has done Muay
Thai for 13 years.
NMMMA- You have 3 fights coming up?
DC- Yes, I have 3 fights coming up right now. Ok the one Saturday(KOTC), I got
another fight on the September 28th at a small venue. It's called Que Loco Cage
Fighting. After that I got the October 13th show at Isleta Casino. (KOTC)
NMMMA- Your record is 3 and 0 right?
DC- Yes, 3 and 0 professional.
NMMMA- What fight was the toughest?
DC- My last fight. It lasted 4 minutes, I haven't had a fight go to the 2nd round, but my
last fight went to 4 minutes.
NMMMA- Do you know who you are Fighting Saturday?
DC- I don't remember his name, all I know is he is an Ohio State Wrestler.
NMMMA- How has Training been?
Dc- It has been very Intense, Intense. I am at 205 right now, but I am dropping to 185.
NMMMA- Have you had any injuries?
DC- No, I am pretty healthy. Thank God.
NMMMA- What are your goals in your fight career?
DC- My Goals are to get to the WEC or UFC. I am going to try The Ultimate Fighter or
try to get in the IFL. I am just trying to get some exposure, You know what I mean?
NMMMA- Cool man, We will definitely help you with that.
DC- Thank you Man, I appreciate it George.
NMMMA- Take me through one of your training days.
DC- During the week in the mornings I am up by 6. I run 3 miles. A hill run that is
pretty rough. I go to work at 9, I cut hair. I work 9 to 4. At four I go to the gym. On
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays we do Muay Thai and Stand up. Tuesdays,
Thursdays, and Saturdays we do ground. I spar at Jacksons or Rosales's. I have been
doing a lot of sparing. My stand up has came a long way. Before I was more of a
ground fighter. I would just take them to the floor and try to submit them. Now I just
want to stand up as much as I can. I am pretty confident in my stand up now.
NMMMA- Wow, Great man. You have a lot of different people training you.
DC- Yeah, I have a lot of support. You know what I mean? That's what is good.
NMMMA- On fight day what do you do?
DC- Saturday morning I will eat a good breakfest. Then I relax and motivate myself. I
try to keep away from everybody and stay to myself. You know what I am saying?
NMMMA- What would you like to say to all of your fans?
DC- I just want to say Thank you. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Cause I have so
much support. From Las Cruses all the way to Santa Fe. Then you guys all the way to
Gallup. I have so much support. Thank You. If there is anything that I could do for
anybody let me know.
NMMMA- Do you have any sponsors that you would like to thank?
DC- I have LA Boxing, KO Cartel, SAJM Fight Gear, Guardian Graphics, Signs
Productions, and Sports New Mexico.
Thanks Dickie for taking time out to talk to us. Good luck and bring home the Win.
Talk to you after the fight. Take Care..