#977 – Dalton Rosta | Undefeated at 185lbs – Greatness!

Sevan Matossian (00:04):

Bam. We’re live. I forgot to put my picture up there. Oh, Nelly. Eric. What’s up, Audrey? This doesn’t look like CrossFit. I might have to go listen to Brian. Bye-bye. Don’t let the door hitching the ass on the way out. Corbin. What’s up? How you doing? No, don’t leave. Go ahead. Give a two rat’s ass. Two rat’s asses. I don’t give a rat’s ass. Or not a rat’s ass. Kenneth. What’s up, brother? How are you? You mixed up with the Kenneth? Kenneth Walter? Oh, you’re not kidding, Audrey. You’re not kidding. You’re not kidding. Alex. Maller. Quack. Mason. What’s up, dude? Damien Fink. Hey, Kenneth. How are you? Another suit, c e o visor. Baby Savon takes no breaks, wonderfully thrown rocks. Hello? The thing is Rosta has a fight this weekend. I fucking love this dude. I love Jack Magdalena too. The motherfucker started. He doesn’t ghost me, but he just won’t come on the show anymore. I wonder what happened. Who advised him? Advised him. Tonight I begin my peptide journey again. My PC 1 57. Still on a streak. Who? Dayla. Magdalena Orta. Rosta Iss. Undefeated as an amateur Anna Pro. I think he’s coming on here any minute. Feel free to call in with any questions. The return of Rasta. It’s been a minute. I wasn’t at the games this year. Hope to see you next time. Yeah, sure. I think, to be honest with you, I think I’m going to do a little something else. I think I might do something else.

Caleb Beaver (02:06):

What do you mean?

Sevan Matossian (02:08):

Oh, hi. Shit, I didn’t even see you there.

Caleb Beaver (02:12):

Oh, hey, what’s up?

Sevan Matossian (02:14):

I don’t know. Maybe another event

Caleb Beaver (02:18):

Like Rogue or

Sevan Matossian (02:21):

Palooza. I dunno if I could get access to that Julian er. Vague key interview of you was super good. Also, when you gave Hebrew the Bird. That was awesome. Hey, I was watching that. I don’t think I’m good at doing interviews. I felt like I just kind of took over, but I think when I’m there, I’m like, Hey, he asked me a question and I should talk a lot and try to give him some good content and I should be present and bring the energy up really high. And then afterwards when I watch it, I’m just like, oh God, am I being a douche? I’m just interrupting and all that shit today. Audrey Sevan. I have to hug you quarterly or I will not be. Okay. Where are you going? SoCal, waap and Huntington. I will beg Dylan. Dylan Linsky, Wilinski for some sort of crazy good access to that. You know who I saw at the games that I didn’t say hi to was Sada. Sigmund’s do.

Caleb Beaver (03:29):

Oh, we said hi to her.

Sevan Matossian (03:31):


Caleb Beaver (03:32):

Sarah? Me and Susa.

Sevan Matossian (03:33):

Oh, thanks. Oh yeah, I heard about that. What a mess.

Caleb Beaver (03:40):

Not ideal.

Sevan Matossian (03:41):

What a fucking mess that situation is. That shit really fucking pisses me off.

Caleb Beaver (03:48):

It did feel kind of bad. It didn’t go out very well,

Sevan Matossian (03:50):

But it’s just really shitty communication. It’s just douche. It’s like basically what happened is, and I love Toe Pacers. Look it. I’m going to try to get roster to wear ’em. I’m wearing my toe pacers. Oh, Alex Mallard. Didn’t. Mallard. Quack. Quack. Quack and quack. Quack, quack, quack, quack. See, I just told you, only you know. Oh, you have to remind me after Mr. Rossa splits. Alright, you didn’t get the dress code. No shirt. No shirt for the guest. You didn’t get the dress code. Fuck is going on here. That boy Atta boy, that boy damn

Dalton Rosta (04:39):

Jack son. Let’s go.

Sevan Matossian (04:41):

Hey, who’s the dude who had to, he either fought Islam or Khabib on short notice, black dude, and he got knocked out. It’s not Michael Johnson. He’s a crazy dude. Bobby. Bobby Green.

Dalton Rosta (04:55):

Yeah, Bobby Green. He bought Islam mock chip.

Sevan Matossian (04:58):

Oh yeah. Kind of on short notice. And he got tuned up. Good, right?

Dalton Rosta (05:02):

Yeah. Like a week’s notice though.

Sevan Matossian (05:03):

Yeah. I was thinking of all, so I had this dude from Australia, I’m not sure if you’re going to know who he is, different organization, but his name’s the Jack de la Magdalena out of Australia a bunch of times, and he lost his first two fights and then he went 10 and oh, or 10 and two, right. He won his next 10, and then he got into the U ffc and he’s won three or four in a row now or four in.

Dalton Rosta (05:30):

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. He’s a big prospect now. Everybody’s made a big deal by him.

Sevan Matossian (05:34):

Yeah. Now the dude, he won’t come on my podcast anymore. He’s

Dalton Rosta (05:38):

Too big for

Sevan Matossian (05:38):

You. After I publicly blew him. Yeah,

Dalton Rosta (05:41):

He’s big timing you.

Sevan Matossian (05:43):

He returns my text messages. I’ll be like, Hey, congrats. And he’ll be like, thanks. And then I’ll be like, you want to come on the podcast? No,

Dalton Rosta (05:50):

No response.

Sevan Matossian (05:51):

Yeah. I’m just waiting for you to do that to me.

Dalton Rosta (05:54):

I’m not going to do that to you, bro.

Sevan Matossian (05:56):

We’ll, see, I this other dude, I got this other dude, Tyson Beget. He’s throwing more touchdowns than any other quarterback in the history of the ncaa. He’s going to the Bears and he said it’ll always come on. I’m just waiting for him to get too big too. He comes on all the time. He’s great.

Dalton Rosta (06:14):

So you’re expecting it.

Sevan Matossian (06:16):

Yeah, but am I insecure? I’m a little five foot five little Armenian man with a lot of insecurities. Hey, you’re bro. Say it again.

Dalton Rosta (06:28):

I said I think you’re all right, bro.

Sevan Matossian (06:29):

You’re all right. Thank you. Hey, I’ve had you on, I’ve had Dela Magdalene on. For those of you who don’t know, this is Dalton Ross. He’s over at Bellator, undefeated as amateur and undefeated as at 185 pounds, undefeated as a pro and beautiful, great body. Hard work ethic, great work ethic discipline

Dalton Rosta (06:59):

To blow you too much, bro.

Sevan Matossian (07:00):

Yeah. Well, some things just happened naturally on the show. Hard worker discipline with a great backstory. He’s got all the pieces and the zero in the lost column. It’s crazy. So you’ve been on, I had Dayla Magdalene on, had a shitload. I’ve had Alex ca on. I think he’s the most tenured fighter in the U F C. Had vul Kovski on Al Joe. Long, long interviews. Hour and a half, two hour interviews. Alright, so Vul Kovski was stuck two weeks in quarantine. He’s talking to everyone, but still counts. But this guy, Bobby Green, wanted to charge me 1500 bucks

Dalton Rosta (07:40):

For an interview.

Sevan Matossian (07:41):


Dalton Rosta (07:43):

Geez. I even knew people did that

Sevan Matossian (07:45):

Now. Oh, Savon looks like Super Mario tonight. Thank you.

Dalton Rosta (07:53):

You do a little bit.

Sevan Matossian (07:55):

I was told more like

Dalton Rosta (07:55):

Luigi, more like Luigi because of the green shark.

Sevan Matossian (07:59):

Caleb, do I look more like Luigi or Mario? Luigi. Look it. How does Dalton, you’re too young to know the Mario dudes, aren’t you?

Dalton Rosta (08:07):

No, bro. I used to play Nintendo 64 all the time, man. Yeah, look at you. Wow,

Sevan Matossian (08:12):

Look at you. Alright. All right. I see it. I see it.

Dalton Rosta (08:18):

I love fucking Super Mario. I, what’s my favorite games? That and Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong. Yeah. Donkey Kong was a good one.

Sevan Matossian (08:33):

Yeah. That dude wanted to charge and I said, well, thank you. No, thank you.

Dalton Rosta (08:39):

Yeah, you’re bringing in at least $1,500 worth of ad revenue and $1,500 of return on investment.

Sevan Matossian (08:50):

The thing is though, if you go through what’s crazy about M M A podcast, there’s kind of only two. There’s ones that just don’t get any want views and ones that just get shitloads of views.

Dalton Rosta (09:06):

But you’ve got to figure those people that get a shit ton of views started off getting no views.

Sevan Matossian (09:10):

Right. For sure.

Dalton Rosta (09:12):

Before people started believing in me and people started thinking, I’m a world-class fighter and started making these fantasy matchups with me versus guys in the U F C. If I would’ve said I could beat Chuck Lidell or I could beat TTO Ortiz or any of those guys from back in the day, people would’ve scoffed laughed at my face. And you’re just Dalton from, I went to high school with you. I’ve known you my whole life. You can’t beat those because they put them on a pedestal. It’s like, you don’t know. Those guys started the same exact way as I did. You’re just putting ’em on a pedestal because they’re famous to you. You don’t know them. They built their way up there and now they’re there, but I’m knocking too,

Sevan Matossian (09:50):

And people get better. You better than you are. Significantly better than you were four fights ago.

Dalton Rosta (09:56):

Yeah, I believe so.

Sevan Matossian (09:58):

I mean, just from what I’ve seen, and I’m significantly better podcaster than the first time I had you on.

Dalton Rosta (10:04):

I think you’re always good.

Sevan Matossian (10:05):

Okay. Thank you. Good answer. I think you’re getting better every fight. Crazy. Hey, feel free to slap me down if this is, I’m making a presupposition here with this question, but why has it been so long since you fought?

Dalton Rosta (10:20):

So I was supposed to fight in April in Hawaii card, and they got me three different guys, and for different reasons, the fights didn’t work out and couldn’t get me an opponent in time. They went through three guys and it just didn’t work out. And then I was like, okay, can we get on July or the June card then? Let me back up a little bit. I actually, not a lot of people notice I ended up getting hurt after all three of the guys turned me down anyway. So even if they would’ve said yes, circumstances may have been different. I might not have been sparring with the person I was with. I wouldn’t have been in the right place or wrong place at the wrong time, probably would’ve got injured, but I was injured after the fact. So even if they did find me somebody, I couldn’t fight at that point anyways. But I was good to go by June, so I was trying to press ’em to get me to go for June, and they said the card was full and they still didn’t announce anything for July or August yet. And they’re like, we assure you you’re going to fight in July and then July you ended up being against Ryzen overseas. So they didn’t have anybody for me there. So we’re fighting August now.

Sevan Matossian (11:21):

And you were injured during sparring training camp?

Dalton Rosta (11:25):

No, not during this camp, no. So I got offered the fights like three different guys. They were all rushing for the Hawaii card.

Sevan Matossian (11:35):

Oh yeah, I remember that. Now it’s starting to come back to me. Okay.

Dalton Rosta (11:38):

Yeah. So it was in April, April 22nd or 21st. It was a double header. They offered me three different guys. It didn’t work out. And like I said, after that, after they offered me guys, maybe a couple weeks later, I ended up hurting my knee, so tore my L C L in my meniscus. Oh shit. Yeah, my meniscus. So I ended up getting P R P stem cell ozone, a few other different things injected into my knee on two separate occasions over the course of four to six weeks, four weeks. And I was good to go again after six weeks. And I was originally quoted like a 12 week recovery time because of the LCL L. It was a grade three tear, so it was either 12 week recovery time or surgery. And then I ended up recovering in six weeks to the point where I could train and work around it. I wasn’t a hundred percent by six weeks, but I was sparring and stuff again with certain handicaps.

Sevan Matossian (12:33):

Do you feel it now?

Dalton Rosta (12:35):

No. No. It’s 100% now. That was back in end of February whenever I heard that. Maybe, maybe mid-February. So this is a long time ago. Now I’m a hundred percent.

Sevan Matossian (12:47):

That’s good to hear. Fuck. Is that the worst injury you’ve had?

Dalton Rosta (12:52):

No, I’ve had four knee surgeries. I’ve had stem cell and P R P on my knee probably three or four times. Tore my rotator cuff, had epidural steroids injected into my lower back for herniated discs, sprained and fractured ankles, whole nine yards. I’ve been put out several times.

Sevan Matossian (13:13):

I don’t think he can take peptides. You can’t take peptides can you?

Dalton Rosta (13:16):

Certain peptides I can. I see their comments. Sarah Cooper. So she’s probably referring to BPC 1 5 7 and TB 500. Those are two healing peptides when used in conjunction with each other. A lot of people will refer to ’em as the Wolverine serum. They have, there’s a lot of data. Yeah, I see right there. So there’s blends and then you can use ’em at the same time. A lot of people don’t like using the blends because it’s not the right doses of each. For the TB 500, you’re only supposed to inject it twice a week. And for the BPC 1 57, you’re supposed to inject it every day. So it’s different injection frequencies. So that’s why a lot of people don’t like using the blend, but the blend is an option. However, WADA banned that in January of 2022. So I was able to use it up until that point, which I did, but as soon as they banned it, I got to stop because what happens, I use it and then I pop on a drug test before my fight and it’s going to say, Dalton Ross pops for banned substance. And then everybody’s going to be like, oh, I knew he was on steroids the whole entire time. He looked like he was juiced to Gil. I was right. When realistically, it’s a healing peptide, it doesn’t do anything for your muscles. It doesn’t do anything for strength or endurance or anything like that. It’s not a performance enhancer, it’s a healing peptide. But people draw the worst and people think the worst of you. So if they see something like that, my name gets drugged to the mud and they’re coming back from it.

Sevan Matossian (14:37):

Did you think this stuff worked? I’ve been using this stuff for a month now in my left bicep. Did you think it worked?

Dalton Rosta (14:43):

Yeah. Yeah. Whenever I used it, it did. Like I said, this was pre 2021. No, this is 2020 whenever I used it. But yeah, it definitely worked. Definitely helped.

Sevan Matossian (14:53):

Hey, do you have a supplement sponsor?

Dalton Rosta (14:57):

Yeah, so I was with Axon and I’m not anymore, and we didn’t have any falling out or anything. It’s just the guy that brought me on, the owner, Sam Strange, he ended up selling his stock in the company and I was still with them, but I wanted just, I eventually want to open up my own supplement company. That’s eventually the goal. So I wanted to go a different route. I just didn’t want to just sit with a company and just get free product. And Glaxo has great products here and there. Certain products I’ll even still use to this day. I truly believe in their products. They have great stuff. They use ingredients, formulas, blends that nobody else uses, and they use ingredients that nobody else in the market uses at all, period for certain supplements and they’re great. But I’m now with Project One Nutrition, which is a newer company. They got to deal with G N C, it just hasn’t been announced yet. It’s a partnership, somebody I know. And then a former owner of Axon Sledge and

Sevan Matossian (15:55):

They The Body Spray?

Dalton Rosta (16:01):

No, no, axon. Sledge.

Sevan Matossian (16:03):

Oh, I just heard Ax. Okay.

Dalton Rosta (16:04):

The supplement company.

Sevan Matossian (16:07):

Oh, okay. Dunno ’em.

Dalton Rosta (16:09):

They’re in G C and they were in G N C and then now they’re in a vitamin shop. They have the collabs with Icy with, remember the Cherry and blue raspberry Icy machines that used to at

Sevan Matossian (16:21):

Convenience stores. Oh yeah. Shit. Wow. Wow.

Dalton Rosta (16:25):

Yeah. So former owner of them

Sevan Matossian (16:27):

Don’t bring their shit up. We got Swol is our sponsor. How dare you, Caleb, pull that shit down. Okay,

Dalton Rosta (16:32):

Thank you. And so former owner of them and another partner opened up a company. They got Kurt Angle working on right now, but I’m doing a partnership with them where I’m not doing, they’re paying me and I’m getting free supplements. We’re designing some products together. First one being an energy drink that we’re going to design together. We’re actually, after this fight, we’re supposed to go to a couple of different manufacturing plants and drop some different formulas and work on flavors and do the taste testing and everything there. So that’s what I’m doing now. I’m kind of expanding into that route and then eventually break off and do entirely my own thing.

Sevan Matossian (17:13):

And you are a full nutrition geek. Every show we get fully into, there’s some component every time you’ve been on here where we talk about nutrition and just the way you were talking about the peptides. Yeah. And you’re still geeking out on all that stuff. Yep. Yeah. Good on you. You are what you eat, right?

Dalton Rosta (17:30):

Yeah. I take this shit seriously.

Sevan Matossian (17:33):

Hey, of your ears. How come only one of your does Juujitsu?

Dalton Rosta (17:38):

No, they both do. This one’s not as bad.

Sevan Matossian (17:42):


Dalton Rosta (17:42):

One, you could see it a little bit. It’s hard from the angle, but you

Sevan Matossian (17:45):

Could see it. Yeah, that one looks bad. The other one just doesn’t look like Can ear anymore.

Dalton Rosta (17:50):

No, this one’s really bad. This one just has it on the inside right here and at the bottom. So this came from wrestling, not Juujitsu. Guys that get it from Juujitsu, usually they get it because they’re getting beat up on bottom wrestlers, get it from using their head as a weapon. Kick downs, like using your head to drive somebody to the mat. I fitted on a double leg, my head’s on their hip. I use my head and my arms and everything to drive them over. I take their legs this way and my head drives ’em this way. When I’m on top of ’em, when I’m turning to their back, I use my head to pressure into ’em. And like I said, I’m a left leg leads, so that means my left side of my head is forward. I use this ear for everything.

Sevan Matossian (18:30):

It’s crazy. It’s like a skateboarding. You’re the goofy foot or regular. Someone just sees that ear and they kind of know what side you’re going to.

Dalton Rosta (18:37):

Well, I can change stances now, so we’re all good.

Sevan Matossian (18:41):

Oh, have you started your weight cut yet?

Dalton Rosta (18:43):

So I mean, technically, I mean I’m dieting, but the weight cut, the water cut doesn’t start. And I’m going to do that Thursday morning. I usually do it the night before Wednesday night, but I have trouble sleeping, so I’m just going to do it all Thursday morning. It’s going to be more weight. It’s going to be a little bit tougher, but I’ll be dehydrated for less time and I’ll be able to sleep the night before. Hopefully if I can’t sleep, I’ll probably just fucking get up and get up and do it early.

Sevan Matossian (19:09):

You’re ranked number four ator at 185 pounds. I think you’re the only undefeated person except for the dude on

Dalton Rosta (19:19):

Johnny Evelyn.

Sevan Matossian (19:20):

Yeah, the number one guy,

Dalton Rosta (19:22):

The champ.

Sevan Matossian (19:23):

And is that your training partner?

Dalton Rosta (19:25):


Sevan Matossian (19:26):

Crazy. Shit’s about to get weird.

Dalton Rosta (19:30):

Possible. It’s possible.

Sevan Matossian (19:32):

Aaron, Jeffrey claims he’s stronger than you. He sucks.

Dalton Rosta (19:36):

Okay. He sucks. I’m going to knock him out. I’m going to manhandle

Sevan Matossian (19:38):

Him. Well, I’m going to write that down. He sucks. Okay, got it.

Dalton Rosta (19:43):

I don’t know what else I could say. Dudes start on my level. I could beat him everywhere. Say whatever he wants to. He can be confident as he wants, but as soon as we step in there and that cage door closes and the fight starts, it’s different.

Sevan Matossian (19:54):

Yeah. He did say something that I thought was a little weird. He was saying that he was going to make it gritty with you and that you weren’t used to gritty fights. And that’s kind of the interesting thing about you. You flourish when it’s gritty and chaotic and then you’re also crazy technical.

Dalton Rosta (20:14):

Yeah. So this dude doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I have over 200 wrestling matches in my career. That dude never wrestled a day in his life. Of course, he says he trains with a wrestling team in Canada. Canada is not known for their fucking wrestling. I don’t care who he trains with for one, two, just training, wrestling and actually competing in wrestling. Two different things. You know what I mean? Just like competing in M m A and sparring much different. There’s different pressure. There’s different stressors on you. You’re dealing with a lot of nerves, anxiety, shit like that. You do the same shit with wrestling. So I have over 200 wrestling matches where shit got fucking nitty and gritty and was close and came back to the last second. And I’ve went into overtime and fucking, I’m completely out of fucking energy and exhausted nothing left.


And I pull out the fucking win out of my fucking ass. You know what I mean? Beat guys. I shouldn’t have beat. This shit happens. And I have a boxing background as well. I have eight fucking boxing fights, seven knockouts and boxing, eight or seven amateur, M m a fights all fucking knockouts. Eight professional, m m a fights. Half of ’em knockouts. The other half went to distance and showing I can go to distance. The dude doesn’t know what he’s talking about. On top of that, he doesn’t know my upbringing. I fucking had to fight every day of my life, not because I wanted to, because I had to where I grew up, the neighborhood I was in, I had to fucking fight just to play the game of fucking basketball. You know what I mean? I had to defend myself all the fucking time. So we will see come fight night. I don’t think he’s going to like being in there with me.

Sevan Matossian (21:36):

I love that line. I had to fight in order just to play basketball.

Dalton Rosta (21:40):

I’m being dead serious.

Sevan Matossian (21:41):

Oh yeah. I understand the scene. I understand the situation completely.

Dalton Rosta (21:44):

Show up at the basketball court. What are you doing here, white boy. And then escalates from there.

Sevan Matossian (21:51):

He is Canadian. Are you concerned that he might have a stroke or a heart attack while you’re out there?

Dalton Rosta (21:59):

What are you think he got the vaccine?

Sevan Matossian (22:00):

I’m sure he did.

Dalton Rosta (22:03):

It’s a possibility though. But

Sevan Matossian (22:05):

It is a possibility. I

Dalton Rosta (22:07):

Hope that does not happen to him.

Sevan Matossian (22:09):

Well, that was good. You’re a good dude.

Dalton Rosta (22:11):

If he dies at my hand, it’s a little bit different.

Sevan Matossian (22:14):

Right? Right. The rest

Dalton Rosta (22:15):

Just thought that

Sevan Matossian (22:16):

What about this thing? You hear commentators talk about it all the time that, hey, if you’re not a wrestler and if you don’t have wrestling chops, even if you’re a good wrestler, you won’t be able to sustain it for very long because you don’t haven’t built a metabolic capacity that

Dalton Rosta (22:35):


Sevan Matossian (22:35):

Different energy is needed for wrestling. Sorry, go ahead.

Dalton Rosta (22:38):

Yeah, different energy systems. That’s what it is. It’s just like if you lift weights for so long and then you switch it up and you try to become a cross country runner, it’s going to be harder, significantly harder for a weightlifter to become a cross country runner than a normal athlete who does a little bit of both. You know what I mean? As opposed to somebody who runs cross country and they decide to try and become a power lifter. It’s completely different energy systems. It’s something that your body has to adapt to over time. And whenever you are in a sport like M M A, where there’s so many different aspects to the game, you have a wrestling, you have kickboxing, you have boxing, you have juujitsu, you tend to lean towards the things you’re better at. So if you didn’t come up wrestling, you’re never truly going to develop the wrestling to the level of what a wrestler truly did. So you’re always going to be using slightly more energy than somebody who has almost damn near perfected mastered their craft. You know what I mean? So you get into a wrestling scramble, even if there’s no take down, you guys both end up back in the middle. The person who has the lesser of the wrestling experience or no wrestling experience at all, it’s going to be more tired than the person who wrestled

Sevan Matossian (23:49):

Bernie Gannon. If he dies, he dies.

Dalton Rosta (23:53):

Ivan Draga smart man.

Sevan Matossian (23:57):

What a great movie. What about that head kick

Dalton Rosta (24:03):

Justin Gacy on Dustin Ford? Yeah. Yeah, it happens. It was a nice setup and it was a good fight up until that point. But this is m m A, anything can happen. You know what I mean?

Sevan Matossian (24:16):

And are you friends with Poer?

Dalton Rosta (24:20):

Yeah. My coach that’s here with me right now too, he’s not in the room with me. He has his own room. But Mike Brown, he’s his head coach too. Really good friends with him as well.

Sevan Matossian (24:29):

Right? My bad. My bad. Sorry. I didn’t mean ring it up then.

Dalton Rosta (24:32):

It’s all good. It’s all good. It happens. He’s not down in the dumps about it. He knows. He even said after the fight, he’s like, I’ve already won. You know what I mean? Where he comes from. He’s not supposed to be in a position he’s in.

Sevan Matossian (24:42):

Yeah. And a class act. And I’m a huge Poer fan, by the way. How can you not be? My thought was this though. They asked GCI like, Hey, was that the plan? Did you train that? Like, no, hey, I’m just a fighter. No, I wasn’t trying to copy what Leon they were saying. Oh, it’s the same thing Leon Edwards did to Kama.

Dalton Rosta (25:02):


Sevan Matossian (25:03):

So he’s just a fighter and it was just a tool he had.

Dalton Rosta (25:08):

Yeah, he said he was surprised. It lands. Sometimes that shit happens. So a lot of people that say they get a knockout and they’re like, yeah, we time that. That was all skill. I’m just a better fighter. Part of it is always timing and luck. You know what I mean? Because it’s like leading a receiver for football. If I’m a quarterback and I’m leading the receiver, I’m throwing the ball where I think he’s going to be, the ball could be picked off. It could be intercepted, it could be incomplete. He could catch it. You know what I mean? But you’re throwing the ball based off of repetition, based off of skill and the chemistry between you and your receiver every single time. But sometimes you still make mistakes and it doesn’t get there. You have to have a little bit of luck involved. You throw it to a certain spot.


You don’t do all the geometry in your head, right? As you throw it, you throw it where you guess he’s going to be, and he catches it or not. It’s the same thing with fighting. I’m throwing a punch. I know some people don’t move their fucking head. So you can just throw punches right down the middle and you’re going to hit ’em every time. But guys that move their head and they’re throwing certain punches and you’re slipping and throwing punches back and you’re countering, you’re throwing where you’re guessing they’re going to be. And you’re also slipping and countering where you’re guessing they’re throwing. You know what I mean? So at the same time where you might expect, you might make a certain read and you see that they’re going jab and then right hand, they do that two, three times, and then you go to Perry the jab the third time and throw the right hand. But this time, instead of throwing the right hand, they throw an upper cut. And let’s say you were going head offline and throw a right hand back, and you run right into an upper. Sometimes that’s bad luck.

Sevan Matossian (26:46):

So would you even do that? That sounds like I always understood. Faint. Faint. See where he’s going to move his head and punch there. But you could even run a full-blown, now you’re talking about chess. You could be almost two moves ahead. Yeah,

Dalton Rosta (27:02):

Yeah, yeah. It’s all setups, it’s all traps. You know what I mean? At the end of the day, it is chess. Whenever you have two guys that are, nobody’s ever going to be evenly matched the skill. But whenever you have a competitive match and people are similar in skill and similar and the intangibles and everything else, and it’s a close fight, the difference is going to be like the chess moves. You know what I mean? The strategy, the traps, the setups, everything else. That’s the difference at the highest level. Because at the highest level, everybody has a good boxing. Everybody has good wrestling. Everybody has good. So the fight iq, cardio, your chin, your power, all that shit comes into play at that point.

Sevan Matossian (27:39):

Have you ever fought on the West Coast?

Dalton Rosta (27:41):

Yeah, I fought in Arizona January of 2022.

Sevan Matossian (27:45):

God, I want to see you fight. I want to meet you.

Dalton Rosta (27:48):

And I fought in Seattle Tacoma in July of 2022.

Sevan Matossian (27:53):

I don’t care if you’re fucking God, I’m not going up there. Yeah,

Dalton Rosta (27:56):


Sevan Matossian (27:56):

Suck. Eric Weiss. Oh, this is good. How did I not think of this Dalton Rosta dumb question. Hold on. Let me ask. Hold on. Dalton Rosta, Bellator Fighter, undefeated eight, no, 185 pounds. Undefeated as an amateur fighting this weekend on Friday night or Saturday? Friday on Friday night. Showtime. Yes, sir. Showtime. Do we know what time?

Dalton Rosta (28:22):

10:00 PM Eastern time. The main card starts and I’m in the third fight.

Sevan Matossian (28:25):

Okay. 7:00 PM Pacific standard time. I’ll be watching. Can you beat up Jake Paul? I,

Dalton Rosta (28:39):


Sevan Matossian (28:40):

Are you insulted by the question?

Dalton Rosta (28:42):

No, because he Beatty and Woodley and he beat Anderson Silva and he beat Nate Diaz. So people see like, okay, he’s beating.

Sevan Matossian (28:50):

What about the other guy? He beat Tommy. Oh no. He went distance. He lost Tommy Cury, but he went the distance with Tommy. And you’re, is Tommy bigger than you? No, no, no. He looks huge.

Dalton Rosta (29:01):

Yeah, he’s like five 11. He just has a long reach. He has small, skinny legs, but no, I’m not.

Sevan Matossian (29:06):

Would you tune him up? Would Jake Paul be like, oh fuck, would you fuck him up in a boxing match?

Dalton Rosta (29:11):

I would fuck him up in a boxing match. I have a boxing background. So difference with Nate Diaz, Tyron Woodley and all them. M m a strikings a lot different. The setups are different. The head movement is different. You can’t move your head as much. You might run into a kick. You can’t sit down on a lot of punches because you’ll get taken down. And it’s just the way that you actually stand in your stance where you’re more narrowed and bladed and boxing compared to an M m A, you’re more straight, your front foot, straight at ’em, and you’re more square to defend takedowns and elbows and kicks and everything else. It’s much different. So a lot of these guys, yeah, they might have good strike in M M A, and it’s more applicable to a real fight, a street fight. I’m going to take an M m A striker rather than a boxer in a street fight every single time. Even wrestling, not involved. But if we’re doing just boxing rules and you’re telling the M M A fighter, you’re not allowed to kick. You’re not allowed to.

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