“He didn’t win that fight. I lost it. I had five fights in a row and I was burnt out,” explained Kyle Kinney. St. Charles sophomore Kyle “the AK” Kinney won his first seven fights as an mixed-martial arts fight but lost the last time he fought.
“I’ve gotten better at managing my school load, friends, work, and training,” said Kinney, “I try not to take as many fights during the school year.
Kinney got interesting in MMA fighting in high school so he started wrestling. He wasn’t interested in basketball or football and wrestling was a good place to start to eventually get into fighting.
“I transferred to a different high school so that I could get better,” said Kinney.
Kinney got the nickname “the AK” because he kicks and chops at legs like an Ak-47 would and his punches are like an Ak-47.
“My punches aren’t very accurate but they are powerful,” said Kinney.
Currently Kinney is training for his fight coming up in December at Elite Fitness in Mount Pleasant. This involves increasing his workout and cutting bad foods out of his diet