Feb. 9, 2020

Episode 3: UFC Fighter, Charles Rosa

Episode 3: UFC Fighter, Charles Rosa

We've got another Rosa on the show! In this episode, we have my cousin and UFC fighter Charles Rosa. After losing two of his brothers to drug overdoses, Charles struggled to find exactly what he wanted to do with his life.


We've got another Rosa on the show! In this episode, we have my cousin and UFC fighter Charles Rosa. After losing two of his brothers to drug overdoses, Charles struggled to find exactly what he wanted to do with his life. The one thing he always knew was that he never wanted to work a normal 9-5 job. He first tried out becoming a chef after going to culinary school at Johnson & Wales. Although he enjoyed it, it wasn't something he could see himself doing for the rest of his life. Then, he found fighting and the rest is history.

Timestamps:

00:01:30 Next UFC Fight

00:05:29 Working as a chef, Becoming #1 Amateur in the Country

00:09:00 Fighting Amateur vs. Pro, First fight at a Rodeo in the rain

00:14:45 "I don't want to work a normal job everyday", Stumbling across American Top Team

00:19:37 Losing two of his brothers to drug overdoses, Uncle Tom Rosa

00:22:58 Chucky's Fight Charity, Celtics Game Honor

00:27:10 Short notice first UFC fight, Losing 33 lbs in 4 days

00:32:33 Post-fight respect

00:35:47 Devastating neck injury, 1% chance to fight again

00:50:07 Staying Driven, Playing the Long Game