72 hours a week in the oil fields much tougher than MMA for RFA 12’s Zac Chavez

Sacrifice is huge part of the MMA world. For Resurrection Fighting Alliance’s Zac Chavez sleep is a big sacrifice. The 25 year old fighter from Colorado works a grueling schedule to provide for his family and then works just as hard sharpening his skills as a mixed martial artist. Zac joined Pro MMA Now Radio to talk about his upcoming fight and more.

It was at RFA 7 where you may have first heard of him. Chavez won a split decision over Danny Mainus in a fight of the year type brawl. He sits at 2-0 in his professional career and spoke about how motivating it was to sign a contract with RFA.

“It’s a lot of pressure. It is exciting. A lot of people don’t even have that opportunity. It makes me want to keep training all the time. It is very motivating. It is hard to stay motivated when you don’t know if a fight will even happen. It really gives you that push.”

The upbeat Chavez that his main concern in life a the moment was providing for his wife and soon to be five year old daughter. His wife is a personal trainer who keeps him in check when he gets home. Often times she offers extra cardio sessions and monitors his diet. With his fight looming as well as his daughter’s birthday party, she has promised him a fruit tray at the celebration. Not quite as fun as eating birthday cake and all of the sweets that he enjoys but it is something that helps him stay focused.

When asked what is tougher, mixed martial arts or working in the oil fields, Chavez paused. He goes on to say that the oil fields are challenging due to sleep deprivation and the demands of being away. He often leaves work and goes straight to the gym because he is afraid once he got comfortable at home, he’d stay.

Listen to the full interview below. Zac Chavez kicks off the main card of RFA 12 and it airs live on AXS TV.

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