Humanizing Athletes: UFC Fighter Mike Rodriguez’s Favorite Things

UFC Fighter Mike Rodriguez (10-3-1)

MMA fighters are savages. They are the best athletes on the planet earth, however, they are also human and enjoy things just like you and me.

Mike “Slo” Rodriguez is a knockout artist. Eight of his wins have come by KO or TKO. After griding on the local MMA scene in Massachusetts, he got invited to compete on the first season of Dana White’s Contender Series.

He punched his ticket to the UFC after landing a vicious flying knee.

Rodriguez was last in action on December 21, 2019, in Busan for UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Zombie. He lost via KO. After the fight, he tweeted out:

Rodriguez streams himself playing video games on his Twitch channel. Gaming have been his love for a long time.

“But before everything else, I was a gamer; I’ve played video games for as long as I can remember — everything from ET on Nintendo, all the way up to Bloodborne on PS4… When it comes to video games, First Person Shooters are my go-to. I play a ton of Rainbow Six Siege, but I do also try to keep up with whatever else is current,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez returns to action for the first time in 2020 as he takes on Marcin Prachnio on August 22, 2020 at UFC on ESPN 15: Edgar vs. Munhoz.

Here is a list of UFC Fighter Mike Rodriguez’s favorite things:

  • Favorite food – Bacon Cheeseburger
  • Favorite drink – non-alcoholic: Cream Soda | Alcoholic: Tanqueray and Tonic
  • Favorite color – Yellow
  • Favorite all-time fight to watch– Shogun vs. Lil Nog in Pride FC 2005 grand finals
  • Favorite knockout – My Adam Milsted knockout
  • Favorite sport to watch other than MMA – none, only Esports.
  • Favorite submission to practice- Arm Triangle Choke
  • Favorite athlete – Lebron James
  • Favorite movie – No Country For Old Men
  • Favorite TV show – The Wire
  • Favorite superhero – Daredevil
  • Favorite video game- Metal Gear Solid 4
  • Favorite video franchise – Metal Gear Solid Franchise
  • Favorite video game character- Geralt from the Witcher
  • Favorite song – Sri Vishnu Yantra by Eidola
  • Favorite band or musician – Thursday
  • Favorite place to travel to – Tucson
  • Favorite animal – Humbolt Squid
  • Favorite holiday- Thanksgiving
  • Favorite hobby – Video games

You can follow UFC fighter Mike Rodriguez on Twitter.

Check out my previous Humanizing Fighters



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