#279 – Dalton Rosta

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Sevan Matossian (00:00):

Bam we’re live no around today. You can’t be, you can’t be taking up too much time in the future champs time, gotta be quick and effective. Where are you? Are you in a restaurant? Are you getting ready to off someone looks like, like you’re gonna order a pizza and off someone.

Dalton Rosta (00:17):

Nah, I’m in my hotel room. I, uh, make a little bit,

Sevan Matossian (00:21):

So, oh, that’s your bed behind you?

Dalton Rosta (00:23):

Yeah, these, these are the beds. I’m sitting on a couch that was over in the corner. I moved the couch here in front of the TV so I could play a game. Ah, But you can’t hook up to the wifi here, like on your PlayStation, it’s restricted. You can only use lap or computers and phones stupid. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (00:40):

That’s not conducive to fighters cuz you guys in general are, are into video games. Right? Like that’s what you do to like to calm the nerves and like, all right, this is what we’re gonna do when we’re locked in our hotel room.

Dalton Rosta (00:49):

Yeah. I feel like most fighters. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (00:51):

Holy. You know, I just thought of that. Um, you know how Netflix like exploded cuz they, this last two years they’ve been asking, um, human beings to stay indoors. Yeah. And I, and then porn, supposedly porn exploded too.

Dalton Rosta (01:05):

Uhhuh. Every everything that everybody already does just amplified.

Sevan Matossian (01:10):

Yeah. I never even thought about video games. Yeah. Hey dude. I had friends in college, um, and this is a long time ago, but I think the game back then was like, it was some, it was like one of the first, I guess they, I called him first person shooter games, Uhhuh. And I had friends just go missing. Like dudes were like, I went to college with partied, with hung out with, and then all of a sudden they were just gone and I’d be like, yo where’s August. And they’re like, dude, he’s been playing video games for six months. I’m like, what the?

Dalton Rosta (01:38):

Yeah. I, uh, I actually got, kind of got started back into get video games, uh, during COVID maybe a year prior to that I started playing Fortnite. A couple. My friends got me into it. I, I didn’t even have a system. I bought a system because of Fortnite and then, uh, modern warfare came out and shortly after that, you know, COVID hit. So I was playing modern warfare a lot. That’s kind of what got me back in the video games as much as I did.

Sevan Matossian (02:04):

I liked what you said. Um, you did that interview. God, I need to remember this guy’s name cuz this guy’s killing it. He’s an Asian dude. He’s just interviewing everyone. Mm. All star, uh, Allstate or all stars, his podcast. Anyway, you told him on the podcast, um, that you do it, you started playing video games or you play video him just to hang with the homies. It’s like a social thing.

Dalton Rosta (02:27):

Yeah, pretty much, especially because now I live in Florida. Um, and all my friends live. I mean, I have friends in Florida, but all my friends from my childhood live back home. So, you know, I get on, we hop at a party, you know, it makes the game more fun if I’m just sitting there playing the game by myself. It’s not as fun. You know what I mean?

Sevan Matossian (02:43):

Uh, guys, everyone knows, uh, who follow me on the podcast. That I’m a huge, uh, UFC fan. Um, I can’t claim to be a fight fan. Just like I couldn’t claim to be a football fan when I was a Raider fan. I just, you know, as a kid, I just only watched the Raiders. If anyone else was playing, like I wouldn’t even watch the super bowl if the Raiders didn’t go. And um, I would, you can’t really be a fight fan. It’s hard to be a fight fan. Cuz if you’re just a UFC fan that takes three hours a week minimum already. And I, and I think TV’s stupid. So, um, but every once in a while you gotta do so that you don’t wanna do. And this guy you are staring at right now, right here, this is Dalton rota. And if you didn’t hear our first podcast, you need to go back and listen to it.

Sevan Matossian (03:28):

He is a 12 and oh is a fighter seven amateur fights, undefeated five fights, undefeated. He is young. He is hungry. He is committed. He’s all the things that you would want, um, to either be or to know he’s a, he’s a, a, um, just a dedicated guy and, and he’s, what’s got me to, to spend more time in front of the TV and start watching Bellator and put Bellator into my Google alerts and to subscribe the Bellator’s YouTube channel and to figure out how to, how to watch Bellator. And so it’s like, this is the guy he’s man. You’re the man.

Dalton Rosta (04:03):

Thank you, man. I appreciate all that.

Sevan Matossian (04:05):

And it’s fun getting on the train now. I mean for you, it’s not early, right? I mean, you’re like, dude, I’ve been doing, I 12 fights in, but for me it’s like, okay, I’m early. No one can say I’m a bandwagon jumper at least.

Dalton Rosta (04:17):

Yeah, no, definitely. Whenever. I mean, especially comes to the pros, you know, I’ve been fighting for four or five years, but uh, like competing, but you know, uh, a lot of people still don’t know about me. So definitely still early.

Sevan Matossian (04:31):

Uh, the fight is on January 29th and um, typical to the, uh, UFC. The, I don’t know why it’s like this with the UFC. It’s always, it’s not, it’s not like super easy to find. And when I was just doing the research, it looks like your fight is gonna be on YouTube. And then from there, if you wanna keep watching the fights, you switch to Showtime.

Dalton Rosta (04:53):

Yes. So the prelims are on YouTube live. They’ll have a live stream going, you just Google Bellator Uhhuh or 2 73, but uh, it’ll show up at the top. You click on it. It’s live. Um, if you click on it right at five 30, it’ll say the broadcasts about to start, uh, soon. And then after that ends, after the last prelim fight, you switch over to Showtime. Either you have it as a channel or you get down with app. I don’t know how much it is a month. I think it’s free for the first couple months. But uh, yeah, you can watch the fights on there as well. For the

Sevan Matossian (05:25):

I’m gonna show, I’m gonna show you their channel. I know this isn’t any like you’re like, dude, I I’m, I’m the athlete. I’m not the tech guy, but look at, look how up it is over there. And, and I don’t mean this as a dig. I just mean it like as constructive criticism for people. If you’re, if you’re the, uh, if you’re the Bellator team it’s of hard, I’m by the way, I’m at a cabin in, in, uh, not Utah in Tahoe. Okay. So I only have one screen, so this is gonna be a little wonky. So this is the Bellator site, right? And I go on videos and there’s no, the live isn’t up here. And then I go to the home because like I wanna set a reminder, right? Yeah. So I go here and there’s this reminder for a 10 55 live stream. Uh Beder versus Ky. But what I need is is you

Dalton Rosta (06:12):

That might

Sevan Matossian (06:13):

You fight at 4:00 PM?

Dalton Rosta (06:15):

Yeah, no, that’s that’s the weigh ins. That’s gonna be the weigh ins cuz it shows 1 28, which is the day before we fight 10 55. Am we weigh in at 11, so,

Sevan Matossian (06:23):

Oh right. Yeah. Okay. So you even read? Yeah. That’s gonna be the, I just look at pictures <laugh> okay. So like Bellator hook us up buddy. Make another, uh, do it like the seven on podcast. Have another window for the last like week people have been able to see Alton, roster’s gonna come on, they could set the reminder. They could even open a window, make it easy for us guys, make it easy. And, and, and I wish I could say, um, uh, UFC’s better, but they’re not. They send me emails, promoting the fight and there won’t be a, uh, a time or a date on it. And I’m like, dude, like what?

Dalton Rosta (06:57):

Oh, um, I mean it could definitely, definitely be improved, you know, there’s, you know, I could sit here and criticize ’em all day long about it. I, I think, um, you know, I think they could do a better job promoting, but who knows what’s going on on their end. So, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (07:15):

And when I used to work at CRO, I ran the media team there. And even though we, there were gyms in 162 countries, uh, 15,000 gyms, people thought that like it was some corporate juggernaut, like Coca-Cola and it’s not. Yeah, it was, it was like mom. And we were like a mom and pop hardware store, just putting together in the back. You know what I mean? <laugh>

Dalton Rosta (07:37):

I would bigger. What’d you say? I would’ve figured it would’ve been bigger.

Sevan Matossian (07:42):

No, no, no, no. It’s it’s it’s so yeah, it’s funny. I wonder how big Bellator is.

Dalton Rosta (07:47):

I mean, they owned by Viacom and Viacom is, you know, a giant. So

Sevan Matossian (07:53):

I had no idea. I thought just one dude owned it, like, like, uh, like those dudes used to own the U UFC, the Forta brothers. No,

Dalton Rosta (08:01):

Uh, no Viacom owns the promotion. They own paramount network, which Bellator used to be on. They owned CBS sports, which Bellator used to be on. They owned Showtime, which Bellator’s now on. They own Bellator that they own a lot of stuff. So there’s, there’s a lot of money and everything that goes into the promote.

Sevan Matossian (08:20):

Who’s the big guy at, uh, Bellator. Who’s like the guy, guy,

Dalton Rosta (08:24):

The president is Scott Coker. But uh, you know, I think whenever it comes to setting up the fights and running things from what I’ve heard, it’s Mike Cogan, one of the, uh, matchmakers, but you know, um, they, they have a team they’ll have rich chow, like Cogan. Those are two of the matchmaker I’ve dealt with. And then Scott, Coke’s the president. He’s kind of the face you see whenever, uh, you know, people interview or do podcasts with Bellator. Talk about the fights coming up. He’s kind of the Dana white of Bellator. Um, but yeah, so I would say Scott

Sevan Matossian (09:02):

Coker. So, so your guy, your guy pulled out,

Dalton Rosta (09:06):

<laugh> listen, man. I, I knew it was gonna happen. I told my manager, I told my, I told a lot of my teammates, cuz this is the third time you were supposed. First time we were scheduled for September 20, 20. You know, he was like, I don’t know what happened, but he’s like, I’m not gonna be ready by then, whatever, can we move it back to October? So he like October 15th or October 29th, I accepted October 15th. And then they were like, uh, he said his side said October 29th. She was like, all right, whatever cool. So we did October 9th, then three, four weeks beforehand, I get a call saying that he pulled out and comes tide where on another south Paul striker. Uh, so kind of the same situation I’m in now where like I was, I was fighting Orthodox wrestler and it was the exact same person. I was supposed to fight twice already that this happened with and he pulled out and then they got me a south paw striker instead. It’s I wasn’t surprised.

Sevan Matossian (10:01):

Do, do they tell you, um, uh, by the way that dude, that dude doesn’t have any kids, huh?

Dalton Rosta (10:07):

Uh, who, my last opponent or the guy I’m fighting? No,

Sevan Matossian (10:10):

No. The, your last potent, what’s his name? Romero. I

Dalton Rosta (10:13):

Have, I have no idea. I don’t know.

Sevan Matossian (10:15):

Cause the dude who pulled out that much, ain’t getting nobody pregnant. Okay. Jet bad. Um <laugh> uh, so, so what do they tell you is the reason,

Dalton Rosta (10:25):

Um, so this time they say he was sick, but you know, the next day I seen him on a live podcast on a podcast, like we’re, you know, doing virtually right now, you, he was in the studio with the person in the next day. You know, it could have been prerecorded, but it said it was live. So it’s like dude said, he’s sick. Meaning probably COVID, you know, and that’s his reason for pulling out and then boom, the next day or two days later, he’s in a studio. It’s like, all right, well, how sick are you? You too sick to fight, but you can go on a podcast with no mask in the same room, two feet from the person next to you, you know? And it’s live. Supposedly,

Sevan Matossian (11:06):

Have you ever pulled out of a fight?

Dalton Rosta (11:08):

No. So I fought with broken ribs. I fought with, uh, a Tor meniscus. I, I actually fought with both of those same time. It was my first title fight as the amateur against Trent Arco. And then I went by knockout in the first round I kind of needed to cuz I really couldn’t run. I couldn’t do much conditioning. I couldn’t grapple. So I was kind of, uh, no, I, I was getting the bad end of the stake there, but uh, I ended up getting the first round finish and then I, I hurt my knee before, before fights MCL before Todd worder, I tore my LCL. Uh, I ended up getting stem cell on that. Now it was about two weeks before the fight, you know, a week after he stepped in two weeks after he stepped in, whatever, I went home to Pittsburgh, got the stem cell shot on my knee or a knee brace for the next two weeks.

Dalton Rosta (11:55):

Still wasn’t a hundred percent come fight time, but boom still fought anyways. You know what I mean? And uh, you know, I’ve had staff infections before fights, you know that like I couldn’t train, I couldn’t grab or anything because if I had, I had one on the back of my leg where, you know, person grabbed my leg one, it made infection worse. Cause it kept irritating. And two, it hurt, hurt, like how, if anybody’s ever had like a cellulitis infection, uh, cause that’s, it was like the, I don’t know the name of dermis or epidermis. I don’t know the, the deep skin layer that it affects. And it’s like under your skin. So it’s not like, uh, infection that you can like you, they would have to dig it out. You know, surgically, if the antibiotic didn’t take care of it and it was very painful. I’ve had that going into a fight. You know, I had food poisoning before the week of my pro that’s up. Yeah. The week of my pro debut, about the day before I flew out, I went and got, I went to a restaurant with one of my friends. Obviously I’m getting close to fight. I just got a Turkey burger and some veggies. Um,

Sevan Matossian (13:01):

I just, and just puking and, just like

Dalton Rosta (13:04):

Kinda, just trying to hours, got the Turkey burger, no bun, no cheese, nothing. And then veggies, boom, next day, wake up in the Mor. Well that night when I went to practice, I was feeling gassy. You know, stomach was hurting next day, woke up. Literally couldn’t leave my bed all day long because every time I leave my bed, I had the, you know, or had to throw up, you know? And I was to the bathroom, back to my bed, to my bathroom, back to my bed. You ever have those really bad stomach aches where like you

Sevan Matossian (13:30):

Can’t, I’ve had food poisoning. It’s a mess.

Dalton Rosta (13:32):

Yeah. And I had that, that, that was the week of my fight. And I left the, the following day five days

Sevan Matossian (13:37):

Before, isn’t it weird food poisoning. That’s the one where like your stomach starts to get bloated and more bloated. And you’re, it’s like almost someone like, like tied one of your intestines in a knot ands. Like, Hey, you’re not coming out this way. Yeah. And you’re just getting like more and more full. And then it’s like,

Dalton Rosta (13:52):

I wasn’t eating, I didn’t eat for two days. So it made it easy. Oh yeah. Made it easy to make. Wait, I didn’t eat. Cause <laugh> anytime I would eat, man, it was bad. It was bad. Not trying to disturb any viewers.

Sevan Matossian (14:04):

Nah, no, I

Dalton Rosta (14:05):

Him. And I still had the effects of it, uh, on fight day. So luckily during my fight it was a first round finish and uh, he didn’t hit me with a body shot or anything else. I probably would’ve been. Yeah, whatever that,

Sevan Matossian (14:19):

Um, is, uh, I have two questions I wanna ask you about Nana’s uh, name MC but is there anything that like, um, will your parents talk? Will you talk to your parents about anything? No. I mean like, are there things, are there things that you don’t like I come on this podcast, I’ll talk to anyone about anything Uhhuh <affirmative> like may maybe, maybe there’s like, if some things I wouldn’t talk about, like if you, if someone was like gonna defend, um, Jeffrey Epstein for like getting at kids, I pro I probably wouldn’t talk to you. Like I’m not interested in hearing, but if you wanted to tell me about how Muslims are evil or Christians are evil or how eating dog poop once a day is good for your BioTrack or like I’ll talk about anything, right? Yeah. You want to tell me, you wanna try to talk to me about how I should be gay?

Dalton Rosta (15:07):

And I was meant to be gay. I’m open talk to me. There’s like nothing. I, I really won’t talk about, but like my parents they’re, we have rules like at my house Uhhuh, like around my parents and, and I, and I’m 49 and I’m finally realizing that and I’m like, I don’t want to have rules for my kids. I want them to be able to talk to me about anything. Yeah. I mean, I could have talked to my dad about anything. He passed away, uh, in 2016. So going on six years now. Um, and I haven’t talked to my mom in a very, very long time, you know, I don’t talk to her. I don’t have a relationship with her.

Sevan Matossian (15:40):

Uh, your dad passed away in a motorcycle accident.

Dalton Rosta (15:43):

Yes. So I haven’t talked to you either of my parents, obviously in almost a decade. Probably.

Sevan Matossian (15:50):

I wonder. Are, are you gonna have kids?

Dalton Rosta (15:52):

I, I hope so. You know, one day my dad, everything in order first.

Sevan Matossian (15:57):

Yeah, yeah, yeah, of course. Um, uh, there’s no rush. I, I didn’t have ’em until I was 43 and I’m so glad I waited. Like, some people are like, I wanna be young so I can play Frisbee all day on the beach with my kids. I had ’em old and I’m so happy. Like, I’m just, I’m just, I just sit there in a lawn chair and just watch them do. So I’m the happy as a clam. And then I get up and play for like 15 minutes and make ’em cry and then go back to my lawn chair. <laugh> um, last night at dinner, my dad told me, uh, we were talking and my dad doesn’t my, my dad doesn’t want, my dad wears a, like a, a mask everywhere we go. Right. And he’s like boosted and vaed and all that. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (16:37):

And, and I always want to talk to him about it. Like, Hey, what’s your, what’s your thinking on the subject? And he doesn’t wanna talk about it. So last night he just Springs on me that, uh, like, Hey, basically he accuses me since I I’m not vaccinated. That I’m the reason why bad. And spreading. And this I say back to I’m like, what the are you talking about? I’m like vaccinated. People are spread at just as much as UN vaccinated people. And the real problem is old and fat people, cuz that just stays in you longer and manifest more and you cough more and you sneeze more and you’re spreading that. So like you wanna get mad at the UNX people just get mad at old people and fat people. If, if that’s your thinking, like don’t outta me, I’m healthy you. I don’t need added sugar. I exercise. I don’t need refined carbohydrates. I walk the walk. I I’m. But, but soon as I came back with a rebuttal, he’s like, I’m not talking about this. No more vaccine talk at the dinner table. And I was just thinking to myself, okay. Never do that to your kids. Yeah. Cause it hurt.

Dalton Rosta (17:31):

Yeah. And like you said, everybody,

Sevan Matossian (17:34):

Maybe I’m being a look at you. You don’t even got a dad. You’re probably like, Hey, shut the up. At least you

Dalton Rosta (17:38):

Have a dad. Nah. It’s all good. It’s all good. I trust me, even when my dad was around, we butted heads on a lot of stuff, but um, yeah man, like whenever you’re talking about all the stuff with, uh, like the coronavirus it’s with COVID it’s everybody wants a magic pill. Whenever it comes everything, you know, weight loss, building muscle, you know, they, they want to become rich without having to put in the work. Same thing with COVID. They, they, they want the magic pill to take care of everything. They think the, they thought the vaccine, they think the vaccines, the answer, and everybody else should get vaccinated or vaccinated to take care of them. You know? So they’re saying everybody else is being selfish, but they’re making a conscious decision for their own health because they take care of their own body. Cuz they eat healthy.

Dalton Rosta (18:18):

They exercise, they sleep, they’re hydrated. They get sun, everything that you need to do to stay healthy, to uh, you know, keep your immune system on top of the game and all the people that don’t people that eat pizza all the time and fast food and uh, you know, don’t exercise and or couch potatoes and just, you know, don’t do anything with their life. They’re the ones that are complaining and saying that we’re the ones putting them at risk. No, we we’re believing in our immune system, which I mean, I’ve had COVID twice already and me too. Me too. Uh, it did not really. It didn’t have any effect on me at all. It was more mild than a quote for me and they’ll sit there

Sevan Matossian (18:54):

And I also don’t listen to anyone else as, as like the go, like if they’re like now just stay inside and rest. I’m thinking to myself that doesn’t make sense. What I need to do is go outside, be in the sun and, and do some walking. Like mm-hmm, <affirmative> trust my own judgment of what, what I need to do to be healthy. I can’t just be sitting there letting my lungs just get more and more compressed. Yeah. You gotta get out. Right. I mean, did you still train through COVID a little bit,

Dalton Rosta (19:17):

Uh, as soon as I tested negative. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (19:19):

Oh, you didn’t do any, you just stayed inside the whole time. Oh

Dalton Rosta (19:22):

No. As I thought you just meant training like at the gym, but uh,

Sevan Matossian (19:25):

No, but I mean just like, like a little bit of a saw bike or running or

Dalton Rosta (19:29):

I went outside and uh, I was shadow boxing outside right outside my house, jumping rope. Um, you know, I had some weights and stuff in my house and I was, yeah, I was doing everything. So

Sevan Matossian (19:41):

Guy, guys, what, what he Dalton also said, I just wanted to like bring it to like, to this conversation we’re having here about working hard, um, uh, uh, uh, Dalton. And I don’t want to be sitting here this podcast. We like, we don’t wanna meet at least for me. I mean, I’m speaking for him. Um, we don’t wanna like get on the phone with strangers and like have to force this conversation, but we do it cuz it’s part of our work. It’s what we do. We know in the end, this is like, what dat and I are doing right now is we’re planting trees in our yard now. So in three years they’ll have fruit. That’s what we’re doing. That’s why, that’s why we, that’s why we get on the podcast. That’s why he responded to me on Instagram. That’s why we take these risks. That’s why we allocate 30 minutes in the morning to talk. It’s all just pushing in, keep pushing into the uncomfortable worlds. No one wants to get on the phone with some strange dude and zoom with them. No, no one no normal person. Yeah.

Dalton Rosta (20:30):

I mean, I don’t think you’re strange at,

Sevan Matossian (20:34):

You know, don’t ruin my story. <laugh>

Dalton Rosta (20:36):

I, I get what you’re saying that and I’m pretty sure everybody else gets what you’re putting down. You know what I mean? And uh, you know, the people that are understanding the people that are getting it are the ones that are doing it already. Uh, the ones that aren’t understanding it are just now realizing what you’re saying. Either they can make the conscious decision to do so, or, you know, just continue doing what they’re doing and probably not be successful at whatever they want to do.

Sevan Matossian (21:02):

Um, uh, um, this guy, Kevin car’s commenting on the skin thing. He says, well, one’s called the hypodermis and then, or subcutaneous, I’m guessing just from the word

Dalton Rosta (21:11):

It’s pretty, it’s just beneath the top layer of skin, you know? Okay. And then there’s the dermis and the epidermis. I it’s, it’s one of those too. I don’t think it’s the hypodermis.

Sevan Matossian (21:22):

So we saw, um, NIU fighty gone this weekend and um, they said, uh, Nana supposedly had a, some sort of, he had an MC tear, right. Or

Dalton Rosta (21:33):

It was, that’s what I was hearing, you know, it’s all speculation. You don’t know, unless it, he comes straight out from his mouth

Sevan Matossian (21:39):

And what are the implica? He did say it. I think, I think I’m pretty sure I heard him say it. He, I think he went on to say like everything was torn. You know what I mean? Like my, my MC my LCL, my vagina, like, he was just like, his whole was up. I, I

Dalton Rosta (21:53):

Remember now he said he tore his MC and then he said his ACL was injured as well. He didn’t say it was torn. He said it was injured. But yeah, I remember that now it was in the post fight interview.

Sevan Matossian (22:01):

What are the implications when a fighter, when we hear that. And is that, and is that why he wasn’t the, a favorite also like at the betting favorite? No,

Dalton Rosta (22:11):

Just, um, serial gone, you know, had a lot of hype behind him and he’s obviously a very good fighter, you know, very good striker, very good movement. Um, and nobody thought and gone, it was gonna wrestle. You know what I mean? They thought, uh, and gone, it would win early if he landed a big punch. If it went that then, uh, Sierra go would win. You know, that’s what the odds pretty much in my, uh, interpretation were, we’re saying, but, uh, we see enga wrestle and win the fight. You know what I mean? Which he usually doesn’t do. He couldn’t land the punch he was with and punch he’d getting tired. So he had to do what he had to do to win and he got to win. So that’s all, I matters.

Sevan Matossian (22:50):

It was fun watching him wrestle. Huh?

Dalton Rosta (22:52):

I, I BR he had a couple good, big slams in there. You know, the crowd started going crazy. They weren’t expecting that out of him. You know, you can make wrestling, excite for the fans, you gotta do it. Right.

Sevan Matossian (23:04):

You also were saying that, um, in that interview that you did with that gentleman, I, I have to remember number his name. I steal so much from him. I gotta give him credit. Um, that, that the difference between that there are guys in Bellator who are just as good, if not better than the UFC, that, that it’s not the B league in the, a league. That basically just that one of them has. There’s talk to me about that. How do, and then you said that you knew that because you trained with both, but isn’t training different than fighting than like actually being in there

Dalton Rosta (23:34):

Training so much different than the fight. I should, you know, uh, clear that up right away. There’s a lot of times where somebody really well in sparring or really, really well in practice. And they’re not the same in the fight, whether it be a switch, whether, uh, the other person isn’t going is hard or they’re not trying to hurt their, uh, training partner. And the one is, and it’s just not equal. Um, you know, percentages of like how hard they’re going. Uh, I mean, there’s a lot, maybe some person is overtrained maybe the other person fresh. Maybe someone’s having a bad day. There’s a lot of things that go into it. It, you know, but when you train with somebody on consistent basis and you see them fight and you see them in the gym and they’re doing the same things and, uh, you train with ’em on consistent basis and they do the same thing over and over and over again, you develop habits, then you start to see, you know what I mean?

Dalton Rosta (24:19):

And, uh, like I said, it’s, it’s not the, a league and the B league, it’s all about per and the UFCs does a really good job at painting that picture, that UFC is the, a league and bell towards the B league. And PFLs the B league and you know, all these other, but I’m telling you there’s people in the PFL and there’s people in Bellator that beat the out of guys that in UFC, not, not just at, at T you know, but other gyms as well, that I’ve been to. And, uh, you know, I was at Sanford a couple years ago. It, when it was, uh, hard knocks, 365, just to visit, you know, test out gym, I ended up choosing ATT whenever I got the chance to go there, I loved everything about the gym, but, uh, there’s several other gyms I’ve been to. And just time and time again, you see, see that, that picture that’s being paint. It’s completely false, completely false. Sometimes you see guys, it, it, it goes both ways. You know what I mean? But it’s common that Bellator guys and PFL guys are beating the outta UFC guys, you know, it’s very calm. You see it in Jim?

Sevan Matossian (25:24):

That, that lady, uh, uh, Kayla Harrison, Kayla, Kayla. Yeah. Kayla, sorry, Kayla Harrison. Like, I mean, you would have to be insane to be against her. Yeah. See, I think she would mash Nuez. I mean, she’s gnarly. Yeah.

Dalton Rosta (25:41):

Kayla’s very good. Very, very good fighter. Um, obviously she’s undefeated. She’s literally had multiple fights where nobody landed a strike against her. Uh, she’s still young in her, in her career too. And I mean, as for the, her and the Amanda NUS fight ever happening, I mean, I, I don’t know. I don’t know who win that fight. I’ve never seen him train together. And I mean, like we just discussed training and fighting or complete two completely different things. You got a lot of people that, you know, they’ll have a good training session against somebody and then they’ll walk outta gym, say, yeah, I could definitely beat him. I was beating the out of her, him or her at practice the other day, you know, but as we just discussed it, doesn’t go always go like that. Uh, but you know, they’re both very good, you know, Amanda Nuez, I don’t know what happened in that last fight, but if she gets to rematch, I should say, when, you know, she’s gonna beat penny it back, but, uh,

Sevan Matossian (26:30):

Do you, do you know, both of them, do you know Nuez and, uh, Kayla.

Dalton Rosta (26:33):

Yeah. Uh, I’m friends, I’m friends with Kayla, you know, I’ve been over to her house a few times for Christmas parties, uh, cookout, stuff like that. Uh, and I just know, uh,

Sevan Matossian (26:43):

Is she cool as? I had her on the podcast and like, I wanted to, like, I wanted to like move in with her. Like I was like, holy chick, so cool.

Dalton Rosta (26:51):

She’s outspoken, you know, she says she speaks with all her mind for sure. And, um, you know, sometimes people want to hear it. Sometimes people don’t, you know, uh, but yeah, she’s very confident individual as well.

Sevan Matossian (27:06):

Uh, yeah, that, that’s what it is. It exudes this, um, she exudes crazy confidence. Uhhuh. Does the whole gym do that? Or are you guys just always uplifting each other? Like if someone didn’t have confidence in there, would it just suck? Would they be like a black hole?

Dalton Rosta (27:23):

Not, I don’t think so, but, uh, I, I mean, I don’t really know anybody in the gym. That’s not confident in theirself, not confident in their teammates and their coaches and everything. And, uh, you know, usually the people that aren’t working hard and the ones that aren’t confident themselves, because they’re not working hard and you know, the problems in the gym usually weed themselves out. You know, I don’t wanna drop any names, but, uh, eventually some of those names, some of those stories will come out and, uh, I, I don’t wanna be the one that, you know, put that bad news out there, but it’s very rare. Uh, but it does happen and they usually we themselves up,

Sevan Matossian (28:00):

Uh, Dylan, thanks, man. This is a, uh, a guy who follows the, the podcast. He’s the amateur fighter. Hopefully Dana learned his lesson from waiting too long to sign Ben. I’m not sure what you mean, Dylan, in, in meaning. Yeah.

Dalton Rosta (28:11):

Ben got his

Sevan Matossian (28:12):

whooped <laugh> yeah, yeah, yeah. Poor Ben whooped. He was

Dalton Rosta (28:16):

Ben whooped. He was getting whooped by freaking Robby Lawler too. And, you know, call that finish what you want, if it was a bad, uh, finish are a bad stoppage by the rap or what, but I, I think it was and Robby law, that was the one sided fight up until that point.

Sevan Matossian (28:32):

Um, two question. I know you have to go in 90 seconds, two questions. Um, how, how many, if you, if do you ever think how many fights away you are from being the champion? Are you like if I win the next four fights, my fifth fight will be defend the title. And then the second question is in those 12 fights, have you ever gone in and thought you were gonna lose,

Dalton Rosta (28:51):

Um, to the second question? Absolutely not. You know, I answer that one first. I’ve never thought I was gonna lose, you know what I mean? I think that anybody can lose on any given day. Right? I mean, including myself, but I believe with my training, with my prepar, with everything I do outside of the gym, you know, diet, rest, recovery, hydration, every everything that I

Sevan Matossian (29:13):

Do. Uh, okay. Then let me add this to it. Have you ever been in there in the fights? I guess most of your fights don’t none of your fights. This has really happened, but have you ever been in there? Like I saw a fight in UFC in the, in the early prelims this week where the chick got knocked out and then came back and won. She was a, a jujitsu chick who fought against this other chick. They were one 15. The girl she fought was like from El Salvador had big old, fake. I can’t remember their names. I just remember the chick’s fake boobs. So are you asking the chick with the fake boobs? Got knocked the other girl out and the girl who got knocked out, came back and won and I’m like, holy. So have you ever been in there and thought you were like, oh, this is so bad I’ve been in and then you come back

Dalton Rosta (29:52):

Ever came adversity. Is that what you’re asking?

Sevan Matossian (29:54):

Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. You should be asking the questions. I’ll just listen. Uh,

Dalton Rosta (29:58):

<laugh> in a fight, probably not. You know, there’s been, there’s been times where I’ve been in, you know, competitive fights up until the point where I got to finish, you know, but never really any point where I’ve had to go through adversity at all. I mean the one point of adversity I got taken down once as an amateur, by a striker, I wasn’t expecting, it was kind of element of surprise. You know, I wasn’t expecting to shoot, uh, you know, it, it happened in the Guston and, uh, John Jones fight, John Jones never taken down his UFC career. Guston’s a re striker, not a wrestler. And then he ended up taking John Jones down, you know, John Jones wasn’t expecting it. Same thing happened to me. And one of my amateur fights and I that’s the most advers I ever had to go through. I ended up getting right back up, you know, and then I took him down or knocked him out.

Dalton Rosta (30:48):

I don’t remember which one came first, but, uh, you know, that I’d say as for adversity in my fight, that’s probably the most I’ve ever went through, you know? And, uh, I’m sure sooner or later, sooner than later, um, you know, go through more adversity than that in one of my fights. Uh, but like I said, with everything that I do from my training to my recovery, uh, I’m well prepared. And with my coaches, my training partners, everything I do, I, you know, I can’t be more confident in myself that I put myself in the best possible position to succeed and, and get to

Sevan Matossian (31:23):

Win. Uh, ladies and gentlemen, January 29th, that’s on Saturday at 4:00 PM. Go to YouTube. You wanna watch this fight? Um, we talked about, um, vaccines. We talked about and we talked about knocking people out. And now if you wanna see this guy with his shirt off wrestling another dude and become six and oh, you got it. I I’ve given you the background. You have no, no excuse not to spend 20 minutes. Just go over there to YouTube on, on Bellator and watch this fight on Saturday and support our boy. You demand Dalton. Thanks. And the only reason why I’m rushing off is he’s gotta go to, and he warned me. Um, he’s gotta go to a zoom call with the fighters at Bellator to, to get briefed on like, yeah.

Dalton Rosta (32:00):

It’s fight, fight week protocol ever since COVID started, we’ve been doing it, but I didn’t have the time time until this morning. So, um, yeah, but tune in Saturday night, uh, they start at 7:30 PM Eastern time. Uh, I don’t know what that is. Specific time. You 4 30, 4, 34, 30 Pacific time. And, uh, they’ll be on YouTube. Live the prelims. I don’t know my fight order yet, but if you follow me on Instagram at Dalton roster, uh, I’ll be sure to post it.

Sevan Matossian (32:26):

You man. Thanks, dude. And, um, uh, we’ll, we’ll be, we’ll keep riding the Dalton train until you just won’t. Won’t get on. You’re too big to get on this podcast.

Dalton Rosta (32:34):

<laugh> that’ll never happen.

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