I was born to do this
Previously obese, Roger Garcia found his way into MMA almost by chance. He now devotes his life to it, through a promising career as a fighter. In its quest for success, HEXAGONE MMA is the perfect league for him to achieve his ambitions in, with his debut announced on June 17 at Reims Arena.
Some start martial arts to learn how to defend themselves, others, out of simple curiosity… but Roger Garcia was introduced to MMA to solve his weight problems. “During my teenage years, I weighed 110 kg, and I was harassed for it. So at the age of 15, I decided to sign up for a combat sport, and it literally changed my life.”
Because as one thing leads to another, the Peruvian discovered his passion.
“My first MMA fight was very important to me. That’s when I realized I was born to do this. Feeling the adrenaline, hearing the screams of the crowd, risking your life and winning… I fell in love with the sport.”
At 26 years old, Roger Garcia now sets himself no limits. His life revolves around martial arts and a career that he hopes will be fruitful.
“My goal is to reach the best leagues on the planet, to become their champions, and to leave my mark around the world.”
“It is very difficult to make a living from this sport”
Despite his great momentum and hopes of success, the Peruvian is still struggling to make ends meet. Coming from a country in which the culture of MMA is not well developed, “it is very difficult to make a living from this sport. But you’ll always find a way to make your dreams come true!”
In his case, Roger Garcia teaches Muay Thai and luta livre, teaching his two favourite disciplines to young people in Lima. This gives him a way to provide for his family and lays the groundwork for his post-fighting career.
“Passing on my passion also allows me to develop as a man. After being a fighter, I want to dedicate myself to training and training warriors. In his image.