Monday, July 21, 2008

The Razor’s Edge: Rob McCullough’s MMA Blog (July 15)

posted by Carlos Arias -


Well since my last blog I went to Las Vegas and watched my good friend and training partner Quinton “Rampage” Jackson fight to defend his light-heavyweight title for the UFC.

Unfortunately, he lost the fight in a decision. I really never thought he would lose that fight, so I was very surprised.

Las Vegas was interesting. After the fights we went to Rampage’s afterparty at the club Prive in the Planet Hollywood Casino. The crowd was unaffected by the loss and still crazy with people asking to take pictures and looking to see who was sitting at our table. At one point I saw Chris Angel and the lead singer of Godsmack chillin’ at our table with Jenna (Jameson) and Tito (Ortiz).

Well, I missed my first flight home but made it back just in time to start training for my next fight. The fight will be on Sept. 10 for the WEC. This fight puts me back in title contention. I will be fighting Donald Cerrone on this card. It is definitely going to be a “barn burner.” Watch it on the Versus Channel.

The last week of my life has felt like an entire year. My girl, Erin, informed me she wasn’t feeling good. I took her to the emergency room to make sure she and the baby were OK. But my worst fears were realized when the doctor informed us by sonogram that our fetus had no heart beat. I still kind of feel a little hollow after the news, but growing up and leaving home at 14 kind of made me an emotionally-hardened person. You know, you can’t change the past. You can only go forward.

I started fighting at age 17 and I had a lot of, I guess you could say, “issues.” Most fighters do have some issues and without them many would be doctors, lawyers or accountants. When I hit the gym everything goes away for me and for that hour or however long I was at the gym I don’t think about anything but getting through the punishment.

The only thing I know is how to be “Razor” Rob, the first one in the gym and the last one to leave. Train till it hurts, and then go a little more. I’ve made a very successful living doing that and often that masks the “issues.” I have channeled all this emotion now, I’ve gone back into doing what I do. I guess God had other plans for us. This is just more fuel for my fire now.

- “Razor” Rob



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