Rising MMA fighter Jason Freglier JR by David Taylor

David: How did you got into MMA?

Jason: My dad used you to fight, and I grew up watching him fight and watching the ufc and pride fc with him all the time.

David: How did you got the nickname “The Nightmare”?

Jason: I got the nickname because for my second fight I walked out to the song “nightmare” by avenged sevenfold and my team was making remarks as to me being a nightmare for my opponent… then the name just stuck.

David: Who are your MMA/fighting idols?

Jason: I don’t really have any idols. My favorite fighter growing up was Wanderlei Silva. I really like GSP as well.

David: What are your goals?

Jason: Like most my goal is to be in the ufc. It is the top organization in the world right now and that’s where I want to be.

David: Who are your sponsors?

Jason: My sponsors are Demetrius Jones personal fitness and wellness, Aggressor Fleet scuba diving, and Heavener Construction.

 

David: What other sports have you done?

 

Jason: In high school I played football, ran cross country, was on the swimming and diving team, played soccer, and was also on the rifle team.

David: What would you be doing if MMA hasn’t been around?

Jason: If MMA wasn’t around I would have probably tried to play soccer in college instead of fighting.

David: Who all have you fought for?

Jason: I have fought for Caged Chaos, Blackeye, Warfare, Fightlab, USFFC, and Conflict

David: What do you want your legacy to say about you?

Jason: I want everyone to remember me as being a great fighter and competitor, who also is very humble

David: What would you tell up and comers?

Jason: Train hard, don’t give up. And when you think about taking a session off or skipping just 1 day, remember that your opponent is not skipping that day or that session. You gotta want it more than they do

One on One with Towson University’s Diondre Wallace; Interviewed by DrJoeGaiter

 

Joe Gaiter: What does football mean to you?

Diondre Wallace: Football means everything to me. Without football I don’t know what I would do. Football has been my vehicle through life and has taught me many life lessons that I will forever hold on to.

Joe Gaiter: Where are you from and how was your childhood?

Diondre Wallace: I am from Baltimore City. My childhood was tough. I lived in a neighborhood where there was no motivation to do right. My neighborhood consist of murders, drugs, prostitution and gang violence etc. It was also tough because I lived with 5 other siblings and a single mother. We struggled with money and making ends meet. When I was 7 years old I lost my older brother Darien to brain cancer. Toughest thing I had to go through in my life. Just when things started to get better I lost my oldest sister on my dad’s side to breast cancer. But through all that God was still good.

Joe Gaiter: When did you start playing sports?

Diondre Wallace: I started playing football when I was in 3rd grade and haven’t missed a football season since. I also played baseball, basketball and wrestled in my high school years

Joe Gaiter: How did Arundel HS shape your future in football?

Diondre Wallace: Arundel shaped my future in so many ways. From being a good person and young man to an all-state linebacker. Coach Chuck Markiewiz was my head coach and he would do whatever it takes to build you for the real world. I wouldn’t be the young man I am today if God didn’t put Coach Markiewiz in my life. Also, our weight room regiment in high school was very similar to college weight room programs and that helped a lot. Arundel also made me aware of the NCAA clearinghouse qualifications and the SATs. We had a great coaching staff at Arundel who knew what they were doing and put u in the best possible situation possible.

Joe Gaiter: Why did you choose to go to Towson?

Diondre Wallace: I chose Towson because it was the best fit for me. Towson as a championship pedigree and a will to take back what was once there’s. Towson also has a great academic program and also most all of their students find a job right after they graduate with their degree.

Joe Gaiter: How was your first season?

Diondre Wallace: My first season was pretty good I think. I was a true freshman that played in every game and started 7 games. I look forward to next season and being a much better player.

 

Joe Gaiter: What is your role on the field?

Diondre Wallace: My role was to work hard every day and be ready when my name is called. Pretty much be a freshman and listen and learn.

Joe Gaiter: Do you have any game day rituals?

Diondre Wallace: Before every game I find a nice quiet area and pray. Give God the glory for having the opportunity to play and for being alive.

Joe Gaiter: What NFL Player does your style of play mirror?

Diondre Wallace: I think my style mirrors Patrick Willis. Ive studied his game since he became a rookie in the NFL. I try my best to be aggressive a fearless just like him.

Joe Gaiter: What is your major?

Bachelor of Arts in sociology and anthropology concentration in Criminal justice.

Joe Gaiter: Describe yourself in 3 words?

Diondre Wallace: Genuine, aggressive and respectful

Joe Gaiter: In the next 5 years where do you want to be?

Diondre Wallace: I want to be on an NFL roster with a contract that will allow me to be there for a long time.

 

Joe Gaiter: What do you want your legacy to be?

Diondre Wallace: There’s something about greatness and helping people. Being a good role model.

Joe Gaiter: Tell us who is training you and do you think you are becoming a better athlete?

Diondre Wallace: My Trainer is Terrick Gaines who runs his own business TGX Performance systems. Terrick and I go to the same church and he has been training me since my sophomore year in high school. Everything we do has made me better and I wouldn’t be the player I am now without him. Every year we set new goals and work toward accomplishing them.

Joe Gaiter: Final Words?

Diondre Wallace: Thank God for the doors he has opened in my life. And thank him for blessing me with such a wonderful talent so I can play for his glory.

 

Joe Gaiter: Shoutouts?

Diondre Wallace: S/o to God who’s the head of my life. My mom who’s the strongest women I know. My Church family Inner Court Ministries of Baltimore. And my trainer Terrick Gaines.

Joe Gaiter: Social Media?

Diondre Wallace: Instagram & twitter: d_wallace10

Ben Costco interview

David: How did you got into MMA?

Ben: I got into MMA because I was training a kid and he said that I had to at least have one fight with him on the same show so I told him that I would give them one fight and go from there.

David:  Apex champ and going for Valor Fights title, Break down your movements from one to another title.

Ben: After I won the apex title Tim Loy offered me to fight for the valor title and I’m one when opportunity knocks to take it.

David: Who are your MMA/fighting idols?

Ben: I like the heavyweights guys like Brock if he could have stayed healthy I think he could have made a bigger I Pact

David: What are your goals?

Ben: My goal is to win the valor title then focus on turning pro and fighting April 29 in Knoxville gonna be Valors biggest show yet

David: Who are your sponsors?

Ben: ogle Elrod and Baril , Chad Shannon State Farm, people choice pharmacy, fighting for autism ,sign center and a big thanks to footclan MMA and bushido MMA

David: What other sports have you done?

Ben: Boxing

 

David: What would you be doing if MMA hasn’t been around?

Ben: would be focused more on the weights

 

David: Who all have you fought for?

Ben: Apex fights, Valor fights, Warrior FC, Caged Kombat

David: What do you want your legacy to say about you?

Ben: I want everyone to remember me as the guy that stayed humbled and never talked trash but got in there and got the job done

 

David: What would you tell up and comers?

Ben: Stay humble and put the time in the gym. Fights are won in the gym fighting is the easy part and are you willing to put in twice as much as your gonna get out of it

5-0

5 fights in 5 months

3-TKO 1-KO 1- Decision

Valor- fight of the year

Caged Kombat- knockout of the Night

Warrior FC- knockout of the year