Whether you recognize Ryan Bader from Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir or on UFC’s Xbox 360 and PlayStation video games, you may not have recognized him as a cowboy.
Cowboy Lifestyle Network made their way into Bader’s state-of-the-art MMA and gym facility for an exclusive interview at
Bader’s fight history is an impressive one with a 18-4-0 (W-L-D) record. According to UFC.com, based on results from 15 fights Darth Bader has a 14% submission, 30% striking and 56% takedown rate.
Born into a ranching background in Reno, Nevada, Ryan Bader grew up living the cowboy lifestyle and loving the western way of life.
Bader won two state championships and was ranked amongst the top five in the nation when he attended Robert McQueen High School in Reno, Nevada.
After an extremely successful career in amateur wrestling, Bader entered Mixed Martial Arts and moved to Arizona to attend (ASU) Arizona State University with a full ride scholarship studying Justice and Social Inquiry.
During his time at ASU, Bader proved himself to the world time and time again. Including various titles, such as, a 2X Division I All-American in 2004 and 2006 and a 3X Pac-10 Champion in 2003, 2004 and 2006.
While attending ASU, Ryan became friends with Derby Earnhardt of Earnhardt Auto Centers.
Ryan Bader extended his ranching lifestyle and family roots when he married his lovely wife Daisy Bader, of the Earnhardt family.
When it comes to the Earnhardt’s, they are all about family. Certainly, Bader got to know the Earnhardt’s and how amazing their entire family is.
As a matter of fact, Ryan and Daisy Bader even started a family of their own with a third baby on the way in less than two and a half years.
CLN feels so privileged to have been introduced to such an amazing family man, athlete, cowboy and genuine person.
Everyone on the Ak-Chin Indian Community, CLN and Earnhardt Auto Road Team is indisputably rooting for Ryan Bader as he matches up against Ovince Saint Preux on UFC Fight Night this Saturday, August 16th airing on Fox Sports 1.
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