Fighter on the Rise: Casey Kenney

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Casey Kenney

Casey Kenney is a 5-0 Amatuer Mixed Martial Artist fighting out of Arizona and is currently set to be the main event at Tuff N Uff: Future Stars of MMA on August 1st, 2014. Casey is determined to succeed in this sport and does not plan to stop any time soon. His future plans, besides fighting is to also be a coach for those fighters developing in their careers. You can definitely see as he's already amassed an impressive win streak and will be stepping foot in the largest and longest running amatuer MMA promotions, Tuff N Uff in a few days. Keep your eyes peeled for this Fighter on the Rise, you will be hearing his name ring bells!

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Early Life:

 

Tell us a bit about yourself, where did you grow up and what was life like growing up? (Family, school, friends)

I grew up in a small town in Indiana. I lived there until I was 20 years old and then I moved out to Arizona. Growing up, I was involved in a lot of sports so I stayed pretty busy. When I wasn’t doing sports, I was outside hunting, fishing, and exploring the landscape.

 

Were you involved in any sports as a youth in or outside of school?

Yes, I was involved in Judo and Wrestling at very young age. I played your typical team sports growing up also, but was focused on Judo and Wrestling

 

What is your favorite child-hood memory?

Going to the Dominican Republic to compete on the USA Judo Team for the Jr. Pan American Championships.

 

Any interesting child-hood stories and/or fun facts?

I spent a lot of time riding motocross growing up; I never competed but always practiced with friends that competed in motocross

 

Getting involved in MMA:

 

How did you get involved?

A local promotion came to my home town right after I graduated high school and I decided that I was going to fight in it.  I hadn’t been training MMA, but thought it would be fun to try out.

 

What discipline did you begin with and care to share a bit about your early experiences learning the sport(s)?  

I started first in Judo then a couple years after also started wrestling.  Some of my early experiences I barely remember being so young, but one thing I learned that I have never forgotten… Your body is very important in hand to hand combat sports but what most people don't realize is that your mind is so much more important than anything you can do with your body. Keep your mind clear and focused, it can take you a long way.
 

 

At what point did you know you were ready to step in the cage for the first time?

After my first fight. I knew after that, I needed to start training, but fell in love with the competition!
 


When the cage locked behind you in your first fight, can you recall what went through your mind? How did your first fight turn out?

“There is no way I can get beat up by this guy” was about the only thing going through my head at the time.  I finished my first fight by KO about a minute into the first round.

 

What are 3 things you've learned while being involved in this sport?

Things can change really fast when you get hit

Don’t focus too much on one certain aspect of MMA

Keep your hands up!!!!!!

 

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Current:

 

What gym are you currently fighting out of?

Rise Combat Sports
 


What is your current record (ammy/pro) and at what weight?

5-0 (ammy)  125/135

 

If you could improve one aspect of your game, what would it be and why?

More control

 

What is your most memorable experience as an MMA fighter?

Still making memories!

 

Any interesting stories to share or learning experiences whilst fighting you would like to share?

When someone says wear a cup… You should wear a cup!!!!

 

If you could offer one bit of advice to an aspiring fighter what would it be?

Train hard and chase your dreams

 

Would you like to give a shout out to any sponsors individuals who have supported you?

Lockdown Clothing and everyone at Rise Combat Sports

 

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Future:

 

What are your goals for the future in the sport?

Be the best fighter that I can be!

 

What are your thoughts on the current state of the sport and where it's headed?

I think the sport has exploded and headed for the best for future fighters

 


If you could change one thing in the sport, what would it be?

No rounds

 

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

Still fighting and coaching

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Fun Facts:

 

Favorite Food/Dish:

Steak

 

Favorite type of Music:

Hip Hop

 

Favorite Movie:

Lethal Weapon 4

 

Favorite TV Show:

It’s always sunny in Philadelphia


Do you have any children? Do you plan on having any/more?:

No. Most likely one day, but not now.

 

Best day of your life:

When I moved to Arizona

 

Favorite Hobbies:

Hunting, Fishing, and Motocross.

 

Contact:

 

Facebook Page/Fan Page: Casey Kenney  and my Fan Page: Casey Kenney

 

Twitter: @ckmma125

 

Instagram: @ckmma125

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All Images Courtesy of MVP Studios

Jason Przewoznik is the owner of KnockoutLounge.com. KnockoutLounge.com was created to provide a haven for up and coming Mixed Martial Artists to share their stories and their careers with the fans; Supporting ALL fighters on the rise in a not-for-profit community.
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