Interview With Mixed Martial Artist "Razor" Rob McCullough by Ben Tatar of CriticalBench.com
1) CRITICAL BENCH: Why do you love full contact fighting so much?
RAZOR ROB: I am very competitive and I have always enjoyed the thrill of hand to hand combat! I also really enjoy the intense training aspect when preparing for fights and fighting! It puts me in a different state of mind! I got started in fighting because it gave me options, when I didn't think there were any.
2) CRITICAL BENCH: You are as badass and as tough as they come. What was the most gutsy and toughest thing that you have ever done in a fight?
RAZOR ROB: I broke my hand in my first pro muay thai fight and I still finished the fight with a broken hand!
3) CRITICAL BENCH: That's sick, fighters have strength and toughness in places that most people never knew existed. Well, as far as winning is concerned, what victories have been your favorite so far?
RAZOR ROB: There have been so many of them and I remember bits and pieces of all of them. However, the most memorable was the P.F.C. 8 Man Tournament that I won! I was bloody and the whole thing was just a reaction! I turned off and did stuff, I didn't even know I knew!
4) CRITICAL BENCH: What is your mental training like before a fight? And tell us what is going through your mind when you are fighting in the most extreme sport in the world?
RAZOR ROB: I do a lot of visualizing ! I remember that I'm doing this for fun! I'm not going to go to jail when it's over.. In the fight it's REACTION! I train for the worst and I expect the best!
5) CRITICAL BENCH: You are a shredded monster as well as an unbelievable fighter. Tell us about your weight training routine, diet and cardio before a fight?
RAZOR ROB: I try to lift a full body super set when lifting so I get muscle endurance as well as strength. I run a lot and I watch my fat instake as well as my carb intake and I avoid the bad ones.
6) CRITICAL BENCH: Do you have any funny moments that you would like to share?
RAZOR ROB: We were in the big bear training as team punishment and we hadn't really done anything in weeks, except eat, sleep and train. Well, I went to K Mart, bought a child's t-shirt and I put it on.... Then I went and trained with it on like nothing was weird and everybody had a huge laugh.
7) CRITICAL BENCH: What does it feel like to have made it so big, what's the best part about it?
RAZOR ROB: Just realizing I made it! I'm doing something that I love and I am getting paid for it!
8) CRITICAL BENCH: Who do you think is the greatest fighter that ever lived? And who is your toughest opponent ever?
RAZOR ROB: Hmm.. Muhammad Ali for all his sacrifice and for the fact that he was a black man who earned everyone's respect in a time when it was really hard to do that. For toughest opponent, hmm.. My mom.
9) CRITICAL BENCH: What was the best advice that you were ever told and what was the worse?
RAZOR ROB: My first kicking boxing teacher said " Humm Nice Kick Kid". The worse advice "You're going there to get a pay check".
10) CRITICAL BENCH: Who is your biggest mentor?
RAZOR ROB: Myself...
CRITICAL BENCH: What would you like to tell all fighters and critical bench athletes?