We took a brief moment to sit down and chat with our very own Eric Uresk. Eric came to us in November 2007 after an extensive career in wrestling. He spent the early part of his sports career wrestling with the New York Athletic Club in New York City, New York. He wrestled with the team for four years competing in the Empire State Games, Senior Nationals, and University Nationals. He was a decorated Greco-Roman wrestler that eventually got the itch.
He began fighting in 2006 before deciding to that he wanted to do this for a living. He packed up his bags, kissed his family goodbye and made the 72 hour drive from Long Island, New York to Las Vegas Nevada.
When Eric first began training at Cobra-Kai in Las Vegas with Marc Laimon. After a few short months he came to the conclusion that to get to the next level he was going to have to broaden his scope. He joined Xtreme Couture and quickly gained the attention, well of everyone. It’s hard not to hear his loud scream and the thud that follows when he throws someone. And that is how Eric Uresk became “Airborne”. It is guaranteed that someone is going to get thrown, and it is going to hurt. Eric has brought to mma what he developed so strongly in Greco-Roman, his throws.
Needing to develop his striking game to compliment his ground-n-pound style he began working Chris Ben and Shawn Tompkins. From there he eventually left Cobra-Kai and stayed full time with Xtreme Couture.
Anxious to get in the cage, Eric was having a lot of difficulty finding fights. When he did secure a fight the opponent or show fell through. It wasn’t until this last weekend that the stars aligned perfectly and Airborne well, he soared. He fought on Friday January 30, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He didn’t take long though beating his opponent with an arm triangle in just under 32 seconds. So after two years of training and eight fights cancelled he only got to bask in it for 32 seconds. I can’t even get a sweat in that time. Eric isn’t wasting any time though, he is scheduled to fight this coming March in Las Vegas. So stay tuned for more info on Airborne; it might be brief but I promise you it will be exciting.
By: Dustin Phillips