Beast of the Week: Marlon

"My family shows me the value of a dollar, how hard it is to make it and how easy you can lose it, so I put my heart in my hard work to give my family a better life."

Marlon "Chito" Vera is an Ecuadorian MMA fighter. He first started on the reality TV series The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America and now competes in the UFC Bantamweight division. He's ranked a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is also a model family man. Find out more about why Marlon Vera is such a beast in his interview below.

  

How much time do you spend training a week? 

I train twice a day, everyday and Sundays are fam day.


Do you have a specific ritual before a fight? 

No ritual just pray. The confidence I have is because my hard and constant work. 

 

What do you hope to accomplish in your career at a MMA fighter? 

Be a UFC champion some day. That's the real goal and that's everything for me. 


How does your family influence your career? 

My family shows me the value of a dollar, how hard it is to make it and how easy you can lose it, so I put my heart in my hard work to give my family a better life.

What’s been the most rewarding part of your MMA fighting career so far?

Being able to do what I love and provide the best for my family by doing what drives me crazy in life, which is fighting for money on the biggest stage.
P.S. Help give his daughter a smile: https://www.gofundme.com/f2uvqzxw

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