From oval ball to octagon
Former rugby player, Gyorgy Komuves has made a beautiful transition to martial arts, to the point of starting his professional career in MMA. At 30 years old, the Hungarian is fully blossoming in his new discipline, and will fight “for glory and honor” on August 4, at HEXAGONE MMA 8.
On Gyorgy Komuves’ social media, promotional photos of his various fights rub shoulders with many publications focused on rugby, his other favorite sport. This reflects how before embarking on a martial arts career, the thirty-year-old Hungarian committed to rugby, a discipline in which he reached a good level. Digging through the archives of the specialised press, we found reports of his performances against the French team, in 2019, during an Olympic qualification tournament.
“I did ten years of rugby. But one day I had to move house, and in my new city, I joined a martial arts club. There, I felt so good that I felt like I was finding myself,” he recalls.
“I fight for glory, for honor, and for my family”
A new revelation, fighting suddenly imposed itself in the life of Gyorgy Komuves. And after two years of wrestling and three years of kickboxing, he finally chose to develop his skills in the world of MMA. Inevitably, his rugby background contributed heavily to the success of this express transition. The intensity, the impacts, the pain… Between the two disciplines, the common points are numerous, and explain the ease with which the Hungarian has acclimatized to martial arts. But at 30 years old, Gyorgy Komuves is not aiming for the stars.
“I fight for glory, for honor, and for my family. So I don’t have any particular ambitions, except that I always give my best to living each moment to its fullest”