Rico Brinson in 10 Quest-ions.

          1) How did you get into the sport of martial arts?
Well to start my dad and mom are literally the biggest Martial Arts fans alive.  Me and my dad didn't bond to much over many things, I feel that was due to just how he was raised and just me sometimes just not knowing how to express himself, but when we did it was often just watching old school kung fu flicks one after another for hours on end.  Living in Japan around 2 years at the age of about 7 or 8 years old also sparked the curiosity into the culture in which martial arts is a big part.  I grew up on Bruce Lee and Steaven Segal for real.

2) What is your favorite strike or submission?

Favorite Submission would have to be anything flying for the dramatic affect but for the functionality probably a kimura because it attacks the weakest joint on the body plus its a great set up or entry to so many other great subs or positions.  Favorite strike even though I am still perfecting it, low muay tai leg kick..

3) What or who is your biggest inspiration? 
That's a tuff one to answer because on so many different levels I have been inspired by so many different people.  First person that comes to mind is my mother.  Specifically concerning mma in order: Bruce Lee, Michael Jordan, Royce Gracie, Eddie Bravo, Steaven Segal.  Now since Steaven seems to be everywhere at the moment it might sound funny but realize before he was teaching front kicks to Anderson Silva, I was being chased around the house by my mom while she pretended to be Steaven Segal yelling out " anybody seen Richie".  LMAO really I have watched all of his prime movies at least 20 times each all the way through.

4) Who do you train with? Why? Who pushes you the hardest in the gym?

Currently train at Raw Academy, under my coach aka lil big brother THE RAGIN ONE, Kajan Johnson,  I push myself hard my team pushes me as well.

5) Where do you feel most comfortable in a fight?

Right now I feel most dominate on the ground but that will change shortly.  I plan on being equally comfortable anywhere as I become a more complete fighter.
6) What was your childhood and adolescents like?

Somewhat typical.  I played organized sport in Florida from 4th grade up till I left for college.  Odd enough I never took any martial arts.  I was all about Michael Jordan and the Chicago bulls until he retired then my life became all about football, and weight lifting.  There was a time that I got into fights a lot at school this was between 4th and 7th grade until I became really passionate about football.  I was push by my uncle Edgar Allen Clay III to play football because he said it was in my blood and my middle school gym coach, coach Burke or Mr Burke, really got me involved.

7) If you could say one thing to your opponent what would it be?

GOD bless you and your camp train hard..

8) What makes you different than any other local fighter in mma in your weight class?

Everything about me honestly.  I am just a very unique person at a very unique place in my life, plus GOD really shows me favor so I am blessed.

9) If you could watch anyone fight in any era who would it be?

Bruce Lee vs Royce Gracie or more realistic it would be Jack Jhonson officially become the first African American Heavy Weight Champ..  But right after the fight I would want to warp back to my time, LMAO....

10) What do you want to be remembered for.

I just want my kids to know I love them more than anything on this earth.  I want my kids to know that I am no coward, I feared GOD/ALLAH, and I chased my goals till the day GOD has chosen for me to leave this life..

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