“I had a good life, I didn’t need sport. But I went for it because I was passionate about it. At 32, Rémi Bourgois is at a turning point in his life. A former sales engineer, the Frenchman recently decided to quit his job, to give himself the chance to succeed in mixed martial arts. A professional career that will kick off on January 26, at the Zénith in Paris, during HEXAGONE MMA 13. “This year is decisive. I’ve taken a risk, I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone, and I need to make it happen. I know I won’t have as long a career as some, but I still have big dreams. Today, I’m at my best! To reach the highest level and realize his sporting ambitions, Rémi Bourgois has built around himself an environment conducive to performance. In addition to training at Fighting Beat in Rueil-Malmaison, he has joined the team of Daniel Woirin, France’s most famous coach.
“The advantage I have is that I’m less fiery”.
Well surrounded, Rémi Bourgois also took the time to train on the amateur circuit before launching himself as a professional. “The level of amateur MMA has exploded in the last two years. The youngsters are very good, very early on. But the advantage I have is that I’m not as fiery as they are. I work differently, and that works out rather well. Particularly successful on the amateur circuit, Rémi Bourgois has also had the opportunity to hone his grappling skills, the source of many submission victories. “It’s my strong point. Not only do I love it, but I also have a physique that matches this style. It gives me a natural ease.” Technical, powerful, disciplined… The Frenchman has everything it takes to succeed in the cage, but now he has to prove it.