Mikey Gomez - Shin Do Kumate

What attracted you to Muay Thai?

I started training Muay Thai to become a complete MMA fighter.

How would you describe your experience fighting in Shin Do Kumate?

My experience fighting for Shin Do Kumate has always been great. I’ve fought for many top organizations and this one has always treated everyone with a very high level of respect and professionalism, were some shows lack in that department. From the hotel to the venue has also been top notch.

What was one of your favorite fights?

I’d have to say in Muay Thai it was my debut against Thiago ‘pitbull’ Alves in the Shindo Kumate ring, were I learned a lot about myself as a fighter even though I came short and lost a decision, I feel that I gained way more from that loss than anything else.

How long have you been training?

I started training Muay Thai in 2005

What is your favorite part about training?

It’s the learning and sharpening my skills properly on a daily basis, even though sometimes you don’t want to go to work (training) the end result makes it all worthwhile.

What is the hardest part about training for a fight?

I’d have to say the dieting and the living sore part. Waking up early everyday super sore to do it all over again and again, until fight day comes.

What are your goals?

I would like to see how far I can go in my fight career, inspire others to be able to pursue their dreams no matter what they are, and of course become hold the Shindo Kumate belt in my new weight class.

What inspires you?

The simple thought of looking back one day and be able to say this is what I was able to accomplish when I put my heart and soul into my dream, from being a very asthmatic kid that couldn’t play with others because of my breathing problem, to becoming a professional athlete.

How has Muay Thai changed your life for the better?

It has helped to be able to endure pain and by that, no matter what life throws at me, I learned to overcome anything with a smile on my face.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I speak four different languages (Spanish, Portuguese, English & guarani (native language from paraguay) can also sing and play the guitar.