MMA fighters are always going full bore with arduous training. Motivation can fluctuate on a day-to-day basis but music is a sure-fire means to conjure up those feelings. The fuel to push through those last few reps, that last 100 meters of your run, or that last sparring session of the day. These euphoric feelings can come from genres of all types and fighters sure train to some eclectic tunes. This is Jabs and Jams: Music Fighters Train To.
Music Fighters Train To
“Probably some techno, some older school rap. Busta Rhymes, Eminem, ACDC. That kind of thing. I don’t listen to a few genres but I don’t hate on any of them.”
“When I grew up I was really big into rap. Now it’s not so much rap. I guess it’s more hip hop I guess I like. I’m open to anything. I like a little bit of reggae sometimes. Sometimes trance when you want to get really hyped up and have a crazy training session. But my wife, all she listens to is mainly country. So we’re in the car and that’s all I listen to. It doesn’t bother me at all. I guess you could say I like a little bit of everything. I’m not crazy about the new stuff (rap-wise) but sometimes I’ll just put on whoever the new artist is out. Put on like a mix or whatever they have on Spotify. Like 21 Savage if I’m on my way to the gym and trying to wake up. I need something that’s going to give me some energy so I’ll throw on one of those guys and see how it goes.”
Robbie Peralta (Music Fighters Train To)
“It’s a lot of hip hop and a lot of local rappers…I grew up with Dr Dre, Tupac, Westside Connection, Too Short…Don’t really relate with the rappers now. I don’t really like the new mumble rap. Kinda makes you a little dumber.”
I’ve been enamored with combat sports for as long as I can remember. I’ve hosted MMA talk shows Lights Out and Pure Fight Radio with featured guests like Jens Pulver, Roy Nelson, Miesha Tate, Mark Coleman, and more. I’ve been an MMA broadcaster for XFFC as well as BTC and have done play by play commentary on live pay per view on GFL as well as FITE TV. I’ve provided written, audio, and video content covering some of the biggest MMA promotions like Rumble in the Cage, Unified MMA, and King of the Cage. I’ve worked as a sports entertainment personality for over five years and given play-by-play or featured promotions of KSW, ONE Championship, TKO, and Invicta FC. My work can be found in the USA Today Sports affiliate MMA Torch, Cageside Press, MMA Sucka, and Liberty Multimedia.