Amateur Fighter Spotlight: Nezzar Dimes

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Nezzar Dimes is a 23-year-old amateur MMA fighter out of Old Bridge, New Jersey. As a kid, Dimes’s combat sports adventure started with a passion for fighting games. After experimenting with baseball, Dimes found his passion for wrestling at the age of 12 years old.

Although he started his wrestling career early, Dimes claims he did not get good until his senior year of college. With two years left of NCAA eligibility, Dimes decided it was time to commit full-time to MMA after deciding to leave college early.

Transition to MMA

Dimes struggled to keep his grades up and found himself at a JUCO college. At this time, he continued to train freestyle wrestling with the New Jersey Regional Training Center. With the hopes of qualifying for the U23 world team, everything came to a halt due to COVID. Dimes began reconsidering his life choices during quarantine. After an MMA coach approached him, Dimes chose to leave college early and start his MMA journey.

As soon as Dimes walked into the MMA gym, he was showing massive potential. His freestyle wrestling abilities made him improve faster than the average fighter. Dimes continued to train for a couple of months before taking his first amateur fight on June 18th, 2021. After winning his first fight by unanimous decision, Dimes returned two months later for a second win.

Now holding an amateur record of 2-0, the sky is the limit for the young standout wrestler.

Goals & Aspirations

At 23 years old, nobody can argue against Dimes having the opportunity to make all of his dreams come true. Safe to say, he has high expectations for himself. When asked about his goals as a fighter, Dimes replied with; “I believe I can be one of the greatest of all time”.

Although Dimes has yet to make his pro debut, the possibilities for greatness are in reach.

What’s Next for Nezzar Dimes?

After fighting his first two amateur fights in two months, Dimes has no intention of slowing down. He continues to train every day with the hope that opportunities will arise. Although he was supposed to have his third fight recently, the event fell through beforehand. Luckily, Dimes is looking to schedule a fight for October 30th or November with CFFC.

When asked if he had plans to turn pro soon, Dimes replied with; “I would like to have three amateur belts before turning pro”. To estimate, it would be 6 to 8 fights. Dimes has the hopes of staying active and continuing to demolish his opponents.

Between his New Jersey confidence and dominating wrestling, MMA fans better keep their eye on Dimes as he evolves into a world champion.

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