The resourcefulness before the glory
Since 3 years ago and the birth of his little girl, Bruno Conti has “softened”. His own sister says so
“Sometimes I wonder how he switches from being a loving father to a mean cage fighter.”
The question seems relevant, but the Argentinean no longer has to prove his ferocity. A formidable finisher, Bruno Conti has secured not only two K-O victories, but also eight submissions to date: an arm lock in extension, kimura, arm and head choke… The variety is notable. Yet, paradoxically, it was through kick-boxing that he was introduced to martial arts, shortly after adulthood:
“I liked it, but after a while, I decided to stop kickboxing. It was too limited, unlike MMA,” he explains, now aged 30. “So I joined a club that is very much into jiu-jitsu, which explains my high submission ratio. Now, my strong point is really the ground game, but I don’t deny myself anything. In my last fight, I fought mostly standing up.”
“It’s a real challenge to get by on a daily basis.”
Even though he’s doing well in the cage and “MMA is developing a lot in Argentina”, Bruno Conti still struggles to make ends meet. “It’s a real challenge to make it through the day. Between my daughter, my training and my work, I’m lacking time. His solution at the moment is to take on a series of odd jobs – “in electricity or mechanics” – to save precious pesos and then be able to dedicate himself “100%” to MMA when the fight draws near. The work environment is not yet optimal, but the South American knows that this is the sacrifice he has to make if he wants to one day live fully off his passion.
“He is optimistic, dedicated and focused on the future. That’s why he’s doing well,” concludes his older sister, with evident pride.