Combate Americas — a mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion which focuses on some of the best up-and-coming Latin American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters in the game — is still on the rise.
And Ricardo Palacios is quickly becoming one of the faces of the young and prospering fight promotion. With a record of 6-1, Ricky was one of the original cast members of the first season of the Combate Americas reality show.
Palacio will next see the inside of the cage when he headlines tonight’s (May 9) Combate Americas event in a bantamweight showdown opposite Brandon Royval in the headlining act in Los Angeles, Calif., which will air on NBC Universo and UFC Fight Pass.
MMAmania.com caught up with “El Gallero” to talk all things mixed martial arts (MMA) including training at Team Alpha Male, UFC and sponsorship, weight cutting and much, much more.
MMAmania: You usually train in your hometown of Mission, Texas but recently started training in Sacramento with the world-renowned Team Alpha Male (TAM) Camp. How is it training up there and what is it like leaving your family behind to train across the country?
Palacios: It’s hard, but it comes with the territory. But it’s a hard thing. I don’t really know many of the guys. I know some, but haven’t known them for a long time, I came for three weeks in November, fought in December and then I am here again for three weeks. I don’t really know a lot of the guys yet, so it does get a bit lonely being away from home, family and friends. But it is awesome knowing that I am here training with UFC guys. It’s gives me a boost of confidence when I get compliments from them, from top notch guys, top 10 in the world.
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