Moyses “The Savage” Gabin Bellator pre-fight Interview
If you have been to a Bellator show at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida, then it’s likely that you have seen Moyses “The Savage” Gabin compete. He’s competed at both middleweight and light heavyweight divisions and this Saturday he looks to put on a show for the hometown crowd.
CJ: Welcome to CageJunkies exclusive interview with Moyses “The Savage” Gabin. How are you doing tonight, Moyses?
MG: Very well.
CJ: That’s good to hear. Now I’ve seen looking at your history, you have been in MMA, doing fights for a few years now. How did you originally get into MMA?
MG: Well I started fighting in like a club circuit kind of thing. You know, where they have Fight Night at the club. [You] wear boxing gloves and headgear and you get to fight, pretty much anyone that stepped in to the ring.
CJ: And did you have an interest before that then?
MG: I actually wanted to start boxing at first.But then I realized I started boxing way too old to make a impact.
CJ: And how would you describe your fighting style like, then?
MG: I just try to be aggressive, ya know. I try to be aggressive and smart at the same time. You’ve got to be a little fluid ya know.
CJ: Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. Now looking at Bellator where you are going to be fighting this Saturday. You actually fought at Bellator I at the Hard Rock [Casino] back in 2009, so how does it feel going full circlewith Bellator, and fighting in front of your hometown crowd again at Bellator 46?
MG: Well every fight that I have had in Bellator has been in my hometown. It’s a cool experience. My friends get to see me, win or lose or draw. I get to try and put on a good show for them, you know what I mean. That’s what the main thing is, to be entertaining, not to go in there and just lay and pray on my people, on my opponents. People want to see some action, and so I try to give it to them. Though [I] always go in mind that I’m going to win the fight, you know what I mean.
CJ: Yeah, absolutely, going back to what you were saying before about trying to be aggressive.
MG: Uh-huh. Always. I try to be aggressive with my stand up. I try to come in, lots of jabs, and try to keep it with the basics.
CJ: Now because you originally said you were interested in starting in boxing, but you kind of went into MMA, is that something where you try and keep your fights standing up then? Or are you looking for a takedown, to take them down for a ground and pound?
MG: I really… I really try and keep it standing, but most of my opponents after I hit them once or twice, they want to clinch up.
CJ: Ok. [laughing] Yeah, that’s understandable. Now I was doing some preliminary research on you and ran across a Facebook profile for you. And it said you were into organic foods and raw milk. Is that true?
MG: Yessir. As much as possible.
CJ: Is that your full time diet, then?
MG: Yeah, y’know, when it’s affordable. Because the stuff is pretty expensive since I guess the government doesn’t want us to eat healthy, you know what I mean.
CJ: Ok. How did you originally get into organic eating?
MG: My friend Shantih. He’s my personal trainer, my nutritionist, and a good friend of mine. Shantih Coro, look him up.
CJ: Alright. Does that have any effect on your training?
MG: Well I feel like I definitely am more explosive. I don’t get as sick as much when I start eating all my natural foods like that from the farm. I also… cutting weight is also a breeze. I mean, I am the only one at weigh-ins that is there with a smile. I walk around at 210 or 205. And I get down to 185 with no problem.
CJ: Definitely. Outside of the octagon, what are some of your interests? What do you like doing?
MG: I’m an artist in and out. I’m an artist in the cage as a mixed martial artist and then when I’m an artist at work, I do graphic design, video production, computer animation, illustrations, paintings. So, that’s what I went to school for. I went to the Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale and the Art Institute in Miami. That’s what I majored in. Computer animation of the arts.
CJ: Is there anywhere we can go see some of your art? Online or in person?
MG: Well, in person I have a couple of things that I have stretched out, that I printed out, that are on canvases. Also online, my Facebook, I also have a little album that has some of my artwork on there. I’m [inaudible] during fighting to sell some of my artwork, you know what I mean.
CJ: Yeah. Absolutely. We’ll definitely check that out. Now, I know you’re getting ready for your big fight this weekend, so first I want to thank you for your time and want to give you the final word. Do you have anything you want to tell your fans?
MG: Come and look, man. It’s going to be a good fight. I’m going to try and put on a show for everybody. You won’t be disappointed. Everybody knows “The Savage” comes to fight, you know what I mean.
CJ: Well we’ll look forward to it and thank you for your time.
MG: Thank you very much.
CJ: Have a good night.