I trust time. I don’t want everything right away
Upcoming opponent Dean Garnett for the HEXAGONE MMA featherweight world title, Argentinian Lucas Corbage awaits this deadline with calm and confidence. His strong points are a high-level ground game and a disconcerting style.
He could have been a doctor but instead chose the radically different life of an MMA fighter. The difference still makes the 34 year old man smile when he looks back.
“In 2011, I had to leave Brazil, my home country, to study in Argentina, because the price of schooling was too high back home. But I dropped medicine after a year because I was not at all passionate about it.”
Martial arts, his sport of choice, took over after that: “I was far away from home, not studying and without money, so I started working in the jiu-jitsu gym where I trained. I did the administration and gave some classes. One day, kind of by chance, I shot with the professionals in the MMA group and that’s how it all started.”
Since then, Lucas Corbage has not moved. He’s still installed in the same room in Buenos Aires and he has chosen to represent Argentina for his professional career.
“There are few fighters here, so we are a little bit more valued. In Brazil, I would be just another sportsman.”
“What interests me the most is the path, not the endgame”
Heading into his biggest martial arts challenge yet on June 3rd for the HEXAGONE MMA featherweight belt, Lucas Corbage isn’t overly excited.
“I’m more interested in the path, not the endgame. Everyone has great ambitions, and I do too, but I trust time. I don’t want everything right away. I want to work to succeed and show the way to the young people I coach.”
In the cage, the Buenos Aires fighter can in any case count on many skills, starting with his high level ground game.
“As I started with jiu-jitsu, and I have a black belt, it is definitely my strong point. But I realize that I am also a very difficult fighter to beat, because I have a really weird style! I don’t have a very academic boxing style, I change my guard all the time… It can be surprising.”