Joe Schick is no stranger to weight cutting. He started organized youth wrestling at five years old and competed all the way through school, including his college years at East Stroudsburg University.
Joe did take some time off after graduation, but found himself drawn back into competition. After switching over to Dante Rivera BJJ from another local school, Schick was surrounded by many active mixed martial artists and fighters who could see how strong his wrestling was. They encouraged him to take a fight and he hasn’t looked back.
“I fought as an amateur at 155 lbs. My first three fights (1-2) were at 145 lbs. Now I’m doing it right and I am going down to 135 lbs. You have not seen the best of me yet. Those first three fights are not indicative of the person who will be entering the cage this time,” Joe told me when we caught up on the phone ( Please listen in to our entire conversation below).
Schick will be facing off with Chris Disonell (1-1) at Ring of Combat 65 inside the Showroom at the Tropicana Hotel Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ on September 21. Joe has the benefit of going through camp with two teammates also on the card… Phil “the Hitman” Caracappa, who is the reigning ROC bantamweight champion, and Tim “the Jaguar” Dooling who is a 145 lb menace. Dante Rivera will have a very busy night cornering 3 of his proteges.
MyMMANews will be cageside with up to the minute results, photos and a full recap on another loaded night of fights brought to you by Louis Neglia and Dead Serious Promotions.
Before you watch the event on FloCombat.com, listen to Joe Schick below: