Throughout this Covid-19 pandemic, many mixed martial artists have been left out to hang in their quest for live action and moving forward in their career. This is especially true for the amateur men and women. This is where wins and losses do not matter. It’s about testing yourself and working on every skill-set they have, to keep climbing that ladder to someday get paid and maybe make it to the UFC.
Dylan Harnish (2-0 amateur MMA) is a perfect example. The upbeat 20-year-old loves to train and fight and with restrictions being loosened across the country, he made the trek to California to meet and train with one of his idols, Urijah Faber and Team Alpha Male. Harnish tells MyMMAMews…
“I filled out an application on-line and was accepted to go out and train with the team. There was tons of wrestling and sparring. It was a great experience actually sitting and talking fight strategy with Uriah Faber especially because we both love the guillotine choke. They have a lot of skilled fighters there and I really got a lot of work in. While I was there I was able to secure a bout on September 19th for USA Boxing in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It was at 155 lbs which I am basically walking around at. When MMA gets back going, I will cut to a lower weight but I just wanted to get in there because I miss that live action.”
Before the lockdowns, Harnish would compete in whatever sport was available including BJJ tournaments, kick-boxing events and of courser his first love, cage-fighting. The slippery south-paw was impressive in his last bout at Art of War Cage Fighting in November with a vicious knockout of Matt Nicolls. Harnish loves his stand-up game and I see why. He is full of energy and looks to end fights. I was cageside calling the TKO and I am looking very forward to his return. Please check out our entire chat on the link above.