Brian Imes is an avid MMA fan turned professional fighter. He contributes stories to Pro MMA Now about his ever-evolving career. In less than two years he has fought some of America's best in the light heavyweight division, all while wearing his own brand, Hillbilly Fight Wear. Brian is the brother of The Ultimate Fighter season 2 and UFC veteran, Brad Imes. Learn more about "The Human Cockfighter" and his product at HillbillyFightWear.com. You can follow Brian on Twitter @HillbillyFightW or on Facebook.
Over two and half years later, there I was, again, standing in front of the hometown hero. This man was a married father of two boys. He instructs men how to fend for themselves on free time from building things.
When I was a young man I would work year round in my community to put money in my pocket. In the summer I would work on construction sites with my stepfather. In the fall I would rake and bundle leaves.
The reality of our situation makes the cage the only spot that freedom’s light shines. I will do anything for the opportunity to experience freedom’s warmth. The draw of other tangibles cease to appeal once that leap is made. It’s a fun ride!