Undefeated Bellator light-heavyweight Luke Coach (5-0) shouldn’t be your typical MMA fighter and he’s decided to be a champion inside and out of doors the cage.
The 26-year-old, who can be in motion at Bellator London on Friday night time, hopes his profession of breaking faces will permit him to pursue his actual objective in life – serving to deprived youngsters.
Coach was raised in a household that welcomed foster youngsters into their house all through his youth. ‘The Gentleman’ is now intent on utilizing his MMA profession as a platform to assist weak children in no matter manner he can.
“Me and my household began fostering after I was 12,” he advised talkSPORT. “It’s an exquisite factor. I say that my life’s objective is working with youngsters in care and my ardour is combating.
“It’s only a pretty factor that got here into me and my household’s life and it’s modified us all for the higher. I feel it’s introduced us all nearer as a squad and within the meantime, we’re capable of assist a bunch of youngsters out.”
Most MMA fighters would say their final purpose is to be a champion however Coach isn’t one among them. Though, he’d love to carry Bellator gold sooner or later the Englishman is aware of that his objective in life is far greater than sport.
“My life’s purpose is to do much more with youngsters in care, open up youngsters’s houses and have my very own foster household,” Coach revealed.
“These issues are going to be achieved alongside MMA and doing the stuff that I do in MMA goes to place me on a much bigger platform, it’s gonna be capable of elevate some funds for me to do some good work with.”
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Surprisingly, Coach has no points separating his two massive passions in life.
“Three of 4 occasions a yr I’ve to be an entire savage and wish nothing for violence for quarter-hour,” he stated. “Exterior of that, I can give attention to the stuff that makes me a greater human being.
“It’s straightforward for me to separate, they’re two very totally different lives. The one who I’m getting right into a cage with can be making an attempt to kill me. It makes it straightforward realizing that the intention is mutual. I’m not bullying anybody; I’m not doing something I shouldn’t be doing.”
You possibly can watch Coach attempt to stretch his good report to 6-0 when he takes on Simon Biyong (7-2) on the SSE Wembley Area, dwell on BBC iPlayer this Friday night. Alternatively, tickets for the occasion are nonetheless out there at axs.com/uk and BELLATOR.com