By: Evan Arroyo By: Evan Arroyo | May 4, 2021 |
To be mentally and physically in top shape in one sport is a feat in itself. David Roberts is an example of how an individual can be excellent in two sports at the same time. David shares his journey on becoming one of the best in mixed martial arts (MMA) and race car driving.
David Roberts is not only a professional MMA fighter and boxer, but he is also a racecar driver. The passion that he has for these sports had manifested when he was younger. David continues to thrive in difficulties with the hopes of achieving greatness in both his endeavors.
How David Roberts Become an MMA Fighter and Race Car Driver
In his effort to inspire young people to enter these two sports, David decides to talk about his story and why he chose to become who he is now. He desires to kick-start the fire of passion in younger people to push themselves towards what they want in life.
Where it all began
The reason why David started racing cars was that he was attracted to the idea of it. At the young age of 16, David found himself drawn towards karting. When he had enough money to buy a vehicle, he did not settle for a regular car. Instead, David used his hard-earned money to purchase a CRG Kart and an old truck. Every Wednesday after that, he drove his kart in the nearby tracks until he eventually found himself very good at it.
David also started to realize the love he had for fighting. He was bullied when he was younger and lost his little brother. His rage and regret found an outlet through MMA where he could channel his aggression towards a greater cause.
Highlights of his career
David constantly pushes himself to become exceptional in both sports. As a racecar driver, he is the 2016 Radical Cup Champion, 2018 Pirelli World Challenge Champion Audi GT3, and 2019 24-hour Series Champion Porsche GT3.
He has become really good at racing that he began stunt driving and got a lot of requests for stunt driving. He has his YouTube channel called “DRMBROTHERS”. As a fighter, David has a 4-0 unbeaten record in MMA and a 3-0 unbeaten record in boxing.
Greatest challenges he encountered
The good things in life all come with challenges. David has expressed that the hardest fights he has are with himself. When he had his near-death experience in 2017, he realized that some challenges are quickly resolved if one is mentally strong. With that, he forced himself to reach and connect with his spiritual self because he knew that people are open to the most remarkable change when they hit their rock bottom.
David Roberts is more than just an athlete in his sports. He is a strong human being who has overcome life’s toughest challenges. He is not the type of person who quickly gives up, and so he tries to convey this message to all people who follow him. David Roberts continues to move forward and has dreams of becoming a dominant force in the world of MMA, boxing, and car racing.
Photography by: David Roberts