MOUNT FOREST – The Mount Forest area has its first professional mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete.
It was announced on Dec. 16 that Luke “The Boss” Hogg, of Holstein, signed a multi-fight deal with BTC promotions and will be making his pro debut on Feb. 29 in the Kitchener Auditorium at BTC 9 “Rampage”.
In a telephone interview with the Community News Hogg stated “it was overwhelming at first.”
The idea of going professional had been in the back of his mind for some time.
“Everyone has a dream or goal, and this is one of my biggest,” said Hogg, who turns 25 in early February and works and trains in Mount Forest at the Phoenix Performance Centre.
Hogg started has competed in MMA competitions since 2016, but before that he went to the centre to keep in shape and take part in the “boot camps.”
Since getting involved in mixed martial arts, Hogg said he has changed as a person, including his attitude and outlook on other people.
Hogg added he never expected to become a professional MMA fighter so quickly.
For more information on BTC9 “Rampage” see btcfight.ca/events/2020/2/29/rampage.