Rob “The Beast” Best took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions we sent his way. So sit back and find out what makes the Cage Wars Lightweight Champion “The Beast” tick.
Rob “The Beast” Best
Short Bio: I started cage fighting in October 2011. I used to watch UFC with my father as a teenager and that’s all I wanted since I was 16. I wrestled 10 months a year and trained Jiu-Jitsu at night. My first 6 fights I entered the cage with no cornerman, no coach, no practical MMA training. I just had heart and determination. I would get beaten up badly but just kept training harder. Now that I’m training MMA I’m undefeated 5 out of my last 6 fights. I attended MVCC, HCCC, and Oswego State. I’ve been in the military for 5 years now and have done 2 tours to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi/Enduring Freedom. A single father and personal trainer. On my way to becoming a Pro fighter and inspiring others to achieve their dreams. No matter what.
National-level Wrestler. 3 years Jiu-jitsu. Vicious ground-n-pound.
Next scheduled fight: January 26 New Hartford, NY. February Cage Wars.
What do you do to prepare for an upcoming fight: Lift, Train, Eat, Sleep, Repeat.
What would you say your biggest strengths are and what is the thing you need to work on the most: My most helpful tools are strength, intensity, heart, and disregard for pain. Aspects I’m most excited to work on are stand-up and perfecting submissions.
Be sure to click on full screen on the YouTube video to see The Beast in action!