Master Worlds has come and gone. All our hard work and prep proved us well. Not everyone walked away with a medal around their neck but we also all advanced to the next rounds of fights. We are so proud of all our students who put it out on the line and set goals, reached them or fell short of them. All in due time and with each loss we gain knowledge and more drive for the next one. Thank you for always sticking with us and we truly are a team.
Little did people know, when Milton was dropping weight for Berkut in May and June for his July fight- we had discussed the possibility of continuing the weight cut all the way to rooster for Master Worlds. In the beginning it seemed like such a far off idea that it was almost impossible (20 pounds impossible) But as the weeks crept closer and when he weighed in at 132 in Russia, the decision was finalized. Rooster weight worlds- HERE WE COME!
It wasn't a pretty sight and the process sometimes felt daunting. Between Whatsapp conversations with his doctors in Brazil, the grocery shopping list, the vitamins to level himself out and the weighing of each specifically portioned meal was a vicious cycle. Wake up, run 4 miles, teach, train, private lessons, teach, train, work out, run again, eat, sleep and REPEAT
BULLET PROOF COFFEE, specifically.
then, the day before his fights on Thursday, dropping the last 5 pounds in the bathtub, over the course of 4 hours. Its a grueling process that not many people see, believe or can do. but it is possible, and we made it possible.
Thursday was here, and 12:50pm approached us. First fight- a win
Second fight was about 30 minutes later.... a win
And finally, the third and final fight was an hour later. Nothing was going to stop him from this last win. There was too much on the line. And with that in mind, he reached his goal and became the 2017 Rooster Weight Master World Champion. Just like that.