The Scrap recently had a chance to chat with Massachusetts-based professional MMA fighter Fabio Cherant (4-1). His most recent fight was on Dana White’s Contender Series in July 2019.
On the show, the 25-year-old had a disappointing loss to Aleksa Camur (6-0) due to a flying knee followed by ground and pound in the second round. Previous to that he was on a seven-fight win streak when including his amateur career.
“The Water Buffalo” admits he has an interesting story about his journey into the world of MMA. When celebrating his 21st birthday at a local bar, one of the bouncers invited him to an MMA gym. The next day he decided to take him up on his offer and he’s been going to the gym every day since. “It’s been a crazy four years. I am thankful for this journey. There is a lot of stress that comes with fighting, but for the most part, it’s been a good time,” Fabio Cherant shared.
The light heavyweight said he sees MMA as an art form. “Growing up I was into art. I would go home and draw as a way to escape and express myself through art. Once I found fighting, I found it was another art form. I can express myself and just let loose. It’s a great way to show people the type of art I am working on for example striking, Jiu-Jitsu or footwork. I am very passionate about it.”