A few words with “El Oso” Eliazar Rodriguez, bound Premiere Fight Series 3, March 2nd at the Guys and Gals Ballroom in Forth Worth,TX. Here we talk winning streak, fight schedule and possible Title shot?? Enjoy!
sPidA: PFS3 will be your next bout, with a win streak at hand, any pressure going into this?
Eliazar: No, actually I’ve grown quite confident with every win.
sPidA: You’ve fought twice every year since 2011, you looking to stay busy 2013?
Eliziar: Yes I do! I think PFS will keep me busy. I hope to fight 5 times this year!
sPidA: With a nickname “Oso” can you break down what that means for our non bilingual readers and where did the name come from?
Eliazar: My nickname “Oso” translates to bear. I got this name from my BJJ coach Jose Reyes. He gave me this name because I was a little over weight when I joined his gym. LOL, I have an aggressive fighting style, so it fits.
sPidA: Your last fight was for the same promotion you will be competing in come March 2nd, how was the production in your eyes?
Eliazar: Premiere fight series put on a great show and I was glad to be a part of it! The show began on time and they put on great fights!
sPidA: With wins via sub and Tko, would you consider yourself a grappler or striker first?
Eliazar: I am definitely a grappler first, and my striking is improving every day! At the end of the day, I’m a well rounded fighter!
sPidA: Can you name some of the people at your gym that are pushing you to reach your goals?
Eliazar: I spend a lot of time at Mohlers MMA / Reyes bjj. I am lucky to have guys like William Campuzano, Chris Jones, Douglas Frey, Cameron Miller, Jay Lee and Amber Stautzenberger helping me train for this fight! Beating me up and making me a better, stronger fighter
sPidA: What is your schedule like?
Eliazar: I have a full time job, so yeah I work, train, eat and sleep. On my off days I’m putting in three a days!
sPidA: After this win are you thinking title, or is there more you’d like to accomplish before given the opportunity?
Eliazar: After this victory, I am definitely open to a title fight. If that doesn’t happen, no biggie. I just want to keep fighting and winning in excellent fashion
sPidA: Any pre-fight rituals? What’s the first meal you go after fight day?
Eliazar: I don’t really have any pre-fight rituals, I just try to relax all day. I enjoy a stack of pancakes and omelete the day of the fight and the day after! Haha
sPidA: Thank you brother, hope to make this fight card (it’s stacked). Anything you’d like to add to this before we call it a wrap?
Eliazar: I can guarantee that this will be an exciting fight for all the fans! This is a great card with great fighters. Many thanks to Mohler MMA, Tested, Crusade Combat, Randy king Insurance and Texas Pit BBQ in Saginaw.Thank you!!