Drew Upshaw just had his first amateur MMA fight…but it sure didn’t look like it was his first.
Expectations are usually tempered for an athletes first martial arts competition or MMA fight. There is no way predict how someone will handle the pressure and expectations of performing
Drew has been training at Straight Blast Gym Buford for 2 years, training in Brazilian
After months of hard training and dieting, Drew stepped into the cage amped and ready to go. After 3 short minutes and a tight guillotine choke, Drew’s opponent was left
Muay Thai Coach Jim Sheppard had this to say about Drew:
“You never know how someone is going to handle that first fight. Backstage he looked cool and relaxed, and he carried that into the cage. He looked like he had been out there a dozen times. The future is bright for this guy.”
Drew is a prime example of trusting his coaches in route to victory. Drew has a reputation for being extremely coachable in Muay Thai,
Congratulations Drew, and we look forward to seeing you back in action.