In my world as a cutman, there are proper procedures and simple expressions of respect for anatomy and my education that has me tape a certain way, grease a fighter properly, or approach swelling on a fighter. Those that say it doesn’t matter are speaking out of ignorance and the results are obvious.
I’m grateful to say I’ve been busy recently, and that trend looks to continue for the rest of the summer. Shows in FL, IN, NE, MO, and WI just this month alone. In that time I’ve had frustrations with inconsistent commission rulings and decisions, few of which make sense, but that is par for the industry. I want to take time to recognize the positives that I encounter with this job.
Recently I got the opportunity to work again with Invicta, the popular all women’s MMA promotion. Got the call the night before the event as they were in a pinch.
Thankfully I was ready and able to be there, a chance to shine and be able to help a solid organization. That preparation exists in so many aspects of my place in MMA.
MMA fans often pay attention to fights closely, only to go get a beer or turn their focus away right when the fun begins for me. My name is David Maldonado and I’m a professional MMA cutman.