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Fighter Diary: Chuck Giles

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Chuck Giles

Chuck Giles is a local amateur that fights at 125 lbs. His next bout will take place on December 20 for Fight Card Entertainment at Joe’s on Weed. Chuck will be doing a weekly fighter diary on Chicago’s MMA to give readers and fans an insight into how a fighter gets ready for a bout.

My name is Chuck Giles. I will be posting something at least once a week up until the fight then the last one will be the day after the fight. My next fight is December 20th for Fight Card Entertainment in Chicago at Joe’s on Weed Street against Christian Lucero. The fight is at 125lbs or flyweight for all the technical people (laughing). Getting ready for this fight I’m going to take you through my ups and downs. If it gets long winded sometimes I apologize, it’s always easier for me to type than talk! You’re probably wondering…why should I read this guys’ blog? Well its simple, I’m going to tell as much as I can up until the fight!

With 4 weeks left until this fight, I’ve already fought this person in my head 100 times and I’ve won this fight 100 times. When fights come along, I don’t sleep much, I’m up late nights watching my opponent’s last fights, Muhammad Ali fights, Spartacus (the first season is epic) and game-planning or talking to my coach at 2 in the morning about random stuff.

My training takes place at DK MMA in Crest Hill, IL and it’s all led by Dan Alstott. He has literally been the best thing that has happened to my MMA career. You can’t go wrong with the hard work he pushes onto you, along with great technique and training!

Getting ready for this fight I have a nice support system and I’m usually a private person outside of my Facebook posts. I have my own rituals that I have developed over the past year of getting myself ready for fights mentally. I’ve went thru many changes over the past year from a new gym to religion. I lost my grandma like 3 weeks before my last fight. It was like losing my rock, but the people around me never let me lose focus, and I knew I didn’t want all the hard work to be for nothing. When all was said and done I finished preparing and won the fight by triangle choke in the first round!

Getting ready for this fight, and going into this fight I don’t expect it to be easy, nothing worth working for and having ever comes easy. Until next time when I sit down I will be much better prepared to wow you with my awesomeness, just look at this as a first date, the second one is next week 🙂

About Matt Lo Cascio

Matt Lo Cascio is a former TV producer who turned to new media in 2005, and he is the co-founder and editor of Chicago's MMA. He is also the play-by-play announcer for the XFO. His work has been published by ESPN.com, DraftKings, The Comeback, FanSided and more.

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