Humanizing Athletes: MMA Fighter Orion Cosce’s Favorite Things

Orion Cosce
Photo courtesy of Cosce’s Facebook.

MMA Fighter Orion Cosce (6-0)

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.

Orion “Galaxy” Cosce is a very exciting welterweight prospect and he is going to have a chance to fight for a UFC contract on Aug.18, 2020. In his six fights, Cosce has six finishes and if you want to include his two amateur fights, he has eight finishes. He is methodical and brutal when he fights.

Cosce went pro in 2018. He then fought four times in 2019 with three first-round finishes.

In his most recent outing in January, he fought Wally Wester in the main event of Bear River Fighting Championship 12. He finshed Wester in the third round with punches and won via TKO.

Cosce returns to action on week three of “Dana White’s Contender Series” on Aug. 18, 2020. He fights fellow undfeated fighter, Matt Dixon for a chance at a UFC contract. On top of fighting for a contract, he fights on the same card as his brother Louis Cosce. That is pretty cool.

When asked what to expect from his fight, Cosce said, “Expect a finish. Fuck the judges. Never trust them with making any decision.”

Here is a list of MMA fighter Orion Cosce’s favorite things.

  • Favorite food – Either homemade gnocchi (grandpa’s recipe) with pesto/meat sauce or surf & turf with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.
  • Favorite drink –Nothing beats ice-cold lemon water!
  • Favorite color – Grey
  • Favorite all-time fight to watch – Sooo many good fights. I have to go with Don Frye vs. Yoshihiro Takayama.
  • Favorite knockout – My brother Louis Cosce vs. Art Hernandez and his 18-second knockout.
  • Favorite of your own fights – My last fight against Wally Wester.
  • Favorite sport to watch other than MMA – I enjoy watching wrestling, but I also enjoy watching the Raiders play.
  • Favorite submission to practice – Anaconda/D’arce or Scarf Hold.
  • Favorite athlete – I’m my own favorite athlete.
  • Favorite movie – John Wick series
  • Favorite TV show – Easily goes to the Dragon Ball series! Grew up watching it and still watch and read it to this day.
  • Favorite song – Under Pressure by Queen/David Bowie
  • Favorite band or musician – Iron Maiden but anything 80s/90s hair metal.
  • Favorite place to travel to – I enjoy traveling anywhere as long as the scenery is great. Mostly enjoy the outdoors of the wilderness or the ocean.
  • Favorite video game – Easily goes to Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Second would be The Last of Us, and followed by the Kingdom Hearts series.
  • Favorite animal – Panda
  • Favorite holiday – Thanksgiving
  • Favorite hobby – Besides the obvious of training and doing anything sports-related would be going outside and being active with hiking, swimming, etc. I enjoy spending time with friends and family.

You can follow MMA fighter Orion Cosce on Instagram and watch him fight this Tuesday on ESPN+.

Check out the rest of my humanizing series.

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