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Alberto Montes en route to chase a dream

Undefeated Venezuelan mixed martial artist Alberto Montes (5-0) is excited to make his debut in the United States, but his heart will always be in his home country.

Montes meets Jonathan Quiroz (2-2) in the Combate Americas’ Combate Clasico fight card at Mana Wynwood Miami, 318 NW 23 Street, July 27. First fight is at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale here.

The MMA Masters standout spoke to The Roman Show about his upcoming fight and how he left his country to follow a dream. He said Venezuelans produce many athletes.

“Politics and MMA don’t get involved,” he said. “The government doesn’t help any of us. The sport is heavily practiced. There are great teachers. There are other practices like boxing, judo and others. Venezuelans are great athletes. The government doesn’t help so there is no way for us to prevail. They stay at the same level.”

He left his country seven months ago. Venezuelan is currently under political turmoil. The images he sees on television and social media impact him since he lived the tumultuous times in his country. His family remains in the South American country.

“I have lived it,” he said. “It is something that impacts me. I see my mom in an issue like that.”
He discovered MMA Masters, located in Doral, through Instagram. He said he liked the camps family atmosphere.

He plans to carry and fight for his country inside la jaula.

Watch the video interview as Montes speaks about mixed martial arts in Venezuela, how he started training in the sport and more.

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