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Know Your Fighter: Ryan Leavey

Full Name:

Ryan Leavey



Where were you born:

Penrith, NSW

Where do you live:

Sunshine Coast

Which gym do you train out of:

Tribal MMA

Who are your coaches:

Paul & Connor Birch

What belts or rankings do you currently possess as a martial artist:

Purple Belt in BJJ

What sports or activities did you participate in growing up:

I played Rugby League

When did you begin to take MMA seriously as a hobby and then as a potential profession:

When I was 17 after my first am fight I always had the dream of the UFC and what not as everybody does but, Probably not until I turned 21 I thought I could possibly turn this into a Career I’ve definitely got a long way to go before that stage but it’s obviously still the dream!

Favourite aspect of training or favourite session of the week, and why:

Everybody loves sparring night but I just love and enjoy being around like minded people with similar goals to myself and getting away from the grind of everyday life. Banter and training with good mates is definitely the best part and if you’re not enjoying yourself why would you do it right?

What are your greatest strengths as an athlete or a fighter:

My massive Biceps and my spirit I will keep going until the wheels fall out literally

How would you describe your fighting style:

More of a striking style but I believe I’m starting to become a well rounded Martial Artist

What is your favourite sport and why:

Besides MMA, I have always loved my Rugby League! GO PARRA

Who is your favourite athlete:

Nathan Hindmarsh & Jarryd Hayne

Who is your favourite combat sports athlete:

Robert Whittaker

What are your immediate and long term goals:

Immediate goal is to win this next fight whatever it takes ! And long term to become a Successful Professional Athlete !

When fans see your name on a fight poster, what should they expect:

Fireworks, I believe my fights are always entertaining win or lose and you should always be tuning in to watch!

How do you see your upcoming fight playing out:

I believe it will be a banger and neither of us will be taking many backward steps!

A final message to any friends, family and supporters:

Thanks for your support! It definitely doesn’t go unnoticed and I appreciate all of you

Where will any fans or supporters be able to find you socials:

Instagram @rleavey_

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