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MMA fans across America welcomed Luke Cummo into their home when they tuned into the Ultimate Fighter Season Two in 2005. He was an interesting character in the house that became one of the underdogs to earn a contract. Cummo surprised many people when he made it to the season finale after defeating Anthony Torres and Sam Morgan. Although he wasn’t given much of a chance against Joe Stevenson in the finale, the fight was closer than the unanimous decision suggested. Since that fight, Cummo has alternated wins and losses and will be fighting again for the UFC on September 19, 2007 against Ediberto Crocota for another installment of UFC’s Ultimate Fight Night. Here is what Cummo told ADCC News in this quick Q&A from his Vegas hotel room.
ADCC: You looked really good in your last appearance in the UFC with a TKO victory against Josh Haynes earlier this year. What was different in that fight and the one between you and Jonathan Goulet?
LUKE: It’s said that "life is a journey". At that time in my life, I was on a less than excellent path, and it showed in my performance. My power cell was less than full - this led to mental as well as physical fatigue during the fight. A few months later I suffered a training injury and during my time off I discovered “Lifefood”. Since then my battery is always at maximum capacity and growing ever larger. It’s amazing how magically the body works as a machine with the proper fuel.
ADCC: That was your last fight and you have been in action since April of this year. Besides training, what else have you been doing to occupy your time?
LUKE: I'm training for the “Lifefood” chef certification and Phoenix Fastician - this is the doctor of the future that teaches people how to heal themselves. I also am working on plans for future episodes of Kung Food and an MMA inspired clothing line. My wife is soon due with our first child.
ADCC: Congratulations on your child and congratulations are also in order for your teammate, Matt Serra. How proud are you of his performance against Georges St. Pierre?
LUKE: Matt's more than a teammate, he's my jiujitsu and MMA sensei. He's an amazing fighter and teacher and that combination is very rare. His fighting spirit is inspirational.
ADCC: Speaking of Serra, were you able to take part in the upcoming season of the Ultimate Fighter Six where Serra is a coach?
LUKE: No, I remained to help care for Ray Longo's International Martial Arts Academy.
ADCC: How is training going?
LUKE: I am doing this interview from my hotel room in Las Vegas. I've come out early to acclimate to the altitude. Pete Sell is here as well as George of Sparta who the public will come to know on TUF 6.
ADCC: Your next fight will be at the next UFN against Ediberto Crocota. What do you know about your opponent?
LUKE: His nickname is "crocodile", but as the saying goes, "you are what you eat." I have a feeling he eats a lot of chicken.
ADCC: Did his last fight against Paul Taylor give you any idea on how to approach this fight?
LUKE: Yes. Taylor established his rhythm early and wilted his opponent.
LUKE: I am going to bring home two and possibly three checks to my wife for our 1 year anniversary.
ADCC: Well good luck in getting those fight bonuses against Crocota. Do you have anything to say to your fans or sponsors?
LUKE: I just want everyone to know that I'm fighting for all of us and that's why I'm going to keep winning. Thanks to everyone for the support.
I think if he wasn't so crazy about that Lifefood stuff UFC would have put him in a televised fight...just can't put a microphone in some peoples hands.