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August 19, 2011

Featured Fighter: Randy "The Wolf" Smith

Name: Randy "The Wolf" Smith
Age: 34
Height: 6'3"
Fight Weight: 240
School: CNY MMA, Cortland, NY
Record: 12-9-1

1. When and Why did you get into MMA?
 I got into mma 5 years ago to lose weight, I was 365lbs when I started.

2. Do you have a background in martial arts, boxing, wrestling etc?
I had no background just street and bar room fights. I now compete in mma and boxing.

3. What's you nickname, how did you get it?
My nickname is "The Wolf", I'm not really sure how I got it, my father-in-law gave it to me and it stuck.

4. What are your ultimate goals in the sport?
 To get to the highest level and prove people wrong.

5. What do you think about your next opponent?
 Lee Beane is a tough dude.  He beat me last summer.

6.  How do you see the fight going/being finished?
 I'm gonna push the pace and take him deep.

7.  What's your favorite part about fighting?
 The competition and proving my critics wrong.

8.   What's the worst part about fighting?

9.   Anyone locally or nationally that you really would love to fight, and why?
I'll fight anyone! 

10.   What do you feel is your best weapon in your fights?
My cardio.

11.   What is your favorite foods that you miss while cutting weight?
I don't cut weight.

12.   What is your most memorable moment to date in MMA?
 My first fight.

13.  How else do you spend your time when you are not training?
with my family and training other fighters

14.   What do you do for a living besides fighting?
I train fighters and work at the gym I train at.

Randy also included a brief, but all to important acknowledgement we would like to pass on.  These are the people that Randy would like to thank and show his appreciation of: 
"My head trainer Erik Russell, my wife Stacy, and my two kids Nathaniel , and Lea Grace." ~ Randy Smith would like to extend it's thanks to to Randy for allowing us to post this personal and informative insight into his MMA career.  Best of luck to him in his future bouts. 
The Artist is a huge fan of The Wolf and will continue to follow his journey through MMA.

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