April 21, 2024


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Miami’s Uly Diaz opens at-home training center for all with coach during COVID-19 shutdown

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South Miami’s Uly “Monster” Diaz is becoming Mr. Combat Sports while giving back to the combat sports and entire South Florida community.

An intense and hard worker — adamant about his conditioning, his training — Diaz thought outside the box, when the pandemic shut down gyms and training centers throughout the area.

Diaz decided to create a cool, make-shift training center in the backyard of his Coral Gables home.

Hence, The Jungle Gym.

Here is my video Interview with Diaz and top coach Orlando “Commander Zero” Cuellar of Orlando Cuellar Boxing at The Jungle Gym in the backyard of Diaz’s home.

The Jungle Gym is complete with ring, canopy, light weights, shade, punching bags, blocking pads, coach and more.

A Cuban American, Diaz, 38, was born and raised in South Miami. He attended South Miami, Southwest and MacArthur South high schools.

Cuellar, a coach and neighbor of Diaz, was born in Havana and grew up in New York. A former amateur boxer, he moved to Miami in 2000.

Cuellar is an excellent coach and role model, turning teens and young adults into outstanding fighters and outstanding people.

The Jungle Gym is free and open to all ages for conditioning, boxing lessons, cardio, kickboxing, MMA workouts and more. UFC star and bare-knuckle fighter Hector Lombard coaches and trains there, too.

The Jungle Gym brings out the animal in everybody, safely, during COVID-19.

Contact: Instagram: @Uly_monster

Contact: Instagram: @commanderzero

Diaz in bare-knuckle fighting

A former pro street fighter, Diaz made his bare-knuckle fighting debut in February during Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 10 in Fort Lauderdale.

“This event is big for me,” he said prior to the fight. “I had a great boxing career. I just started my MMA career in December. I did a couple of jiu-jitsu competitions in January. With bare knuckle, it kind of completes my combat sports cycle that I’m trying to hit.”

And hit he did.

In that debut, Diaz beat Brian Maxwell of Rocky Mount, Virginia. Diaz did not waste much time as he scored a win via KO/TKO at 1:13 of Round 1. In combat sports, you don’t get paid by the hour.

In front of family and friends, that bout occurred on the pay-per-view portion of the fight card via FITE TV.

The inspirational Diaz, who spent some time in jail, turned his life around through combat sports.



About Bark Knuckle Fighting Championship

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) is the first promotion allowed to hold a legal, sanctioned, and regulated bare knuckle event in the United States since 1889. Based in Philadelphia, and headed by President and former professional boxer David Feldman, BKFC is dedicated to preserving the historical legacy of bare knuckle fighting, while utilizing a specifically created rule set which emphasizes fighter safety.

In BKFC, only those fighters who are established professionals in boxing, MMA, kickboxing, or Muay Thai will be allowed to compete.

The referees and judges will also be required to have extensive professional combat sports experience. All fights will be held under the auspices and control of an Athletic Commission which is a full member in good standing of the ABC (Association and Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports).

Visit https://www.bareknuckle.tv/events.

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