Many people dream of being a pro MMA fighter, thinking that it’s an easy, free time and luxury filled lifestyle. Yet that’s far from truth. In this video I’ll point out some of the realities of a professional MMA fighter and how this lifestyle is not as easy as you think.

This video is based on my experience of training and spending time together with highest level professional MMA fighters from UFC and Bellator and also from spending time and training with MMA coach of the year John Kavanagh, having various conversations about this subject.

Also check out my video on why MMA destroy egos here:

Welcome to the Martial Arts Journey YouTube channel!

My name is Rokas. I’m a Lithuanian guy who trained Aikido for 14 years, 7 of them running a professional Aikido Dojo until eventually I realized that Aikido does not live up to what it promises.

Lead by this realization I decided to make a daring step to close my Aikido Dojo and move to Portland, Oregon for six months to start training MMA at the famous Straight Blast Gym Headquarters under head coach Matt Thornton.

After six months intensive training I had my first amateur MMA fight after which I moved back to Lithuania. During all of this time I am documenting my experience through my YouTube channel called “Martial Arts Journey”.

Now I am slowly setting up plans to continue training MMA under quality guidance and getting ready for my next MMA fight as I further document and share my journey and discoveries.

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