Brian Imes is The Human Cockfighter

I am quite confident in the fact that I will represent the fight community well by saying: My life choices are consistent with a growing populace that is spiritually content making a life built of natural physical experiences.

That doesn’t make us Amish, it makes us right. The pope said in November that “there was no such thing as right and wrong.” I see that perspective as the prime example of how humanity has been lost. Our expectations are brief, frail and disingenuous. Hillbilly Fight Wear is black, white and blood red. Thus is life, and that is honest medicine.

I missed an appearance by the good doctor last evening in Kansas City, Missouri. Two of my training partners and my apparel were at Invictus Fighting Championships 1 across town. Nearly 1000 people crammed into a Masonic Lodge to watch 12 high level amateur MMA bouts.

Alex McKinney, 13-1, captured the Welterweight Title in a decision victory over Chris French. Alex’s only loss was to local fighter, Jett Jones, 15-7. The amateur MMA circuit in and around Kansas City is ripe with young, hungry talent. The sport’s message and it’s events’ warmth, resonates well with our southern side.

Andrew Fleming and Jason Perrotta represented the Hillbilly Fight Team. Fleming moved on with a 4-1 record following his late first round stoppage of Jake Meenen. Perrotta finished a game Steven Harris, midway through the second round of their contest.

Harris is a rejuvenated knucklehead who has found spiritual contentment through honest living. Perrotta was respectful of Harris’ right, but found a home for his own power to end things. Andrew and Jason will fight in two weeks at Titan Fighting Championships in Kansas City, Kansas.

Joe Kelly has made a successful home for his enterprise at Memorial Hall. He hosts big names, good matchups, and opportunity for aspiring amateurs. Andrew will square off with Tony Cardello, a Grind House product.

Tony has found a home in mixed martial arts with his business savvy and flare for hospitable entertainment. This cross town KC rivalry is sure to fill the seats. Jason will face one of Cardello’s victims, Trey Johnson. If you are in the area, I recommend catching this production. Joe Wilk, Leonardo Pecanha and Aaron Derrow are part of the professional card.

My opponent has apparently declined my invitation to thump on April 7th in Branson, Missouri. A search is underway for a replacement. We will travel to Wichita, Kansas next Saturday for Chris Page’s first fight at 155 pounds in over three years. He has been training with us at KC Premier for several months. I am eager to see him exercise his refreshed spirit and condition.

It is such a pleasure to experience the warm accommodation that fight communities exude. Thumpin’ is lovin’. Honest, unregulated activity is good for the community. Humanity yearns for willful freedom to think and act with faith. Make your mommas proud. Thump a stranger.

Brian Imes’ “The Human Cockfighter Blog” takes readers inside the mind and life of a pro mixed martial arts fighter. It is part of’s ongoing series of content written by individuals involved in the MMA industry. Follow Brian online at Twitter @HillbillyFightW and on Facebook at

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