Ron Yacovetti’s background has many levels that eventually came together in concert with his MMA career endeavors. Ron’s connection with combat sports began at a young age, with his interest and success in wrestling during junior high and high school as well as a few years spent as a student of Judo, where his coach had hoped to groom him for an Olympic bid.
Ron also competed as a Junior Lightweight bodybuilder, capturing a variety of local and regional titles, all leading up to his two time runner-up status in the Junior Mr. USA. As a result, Ron was asked to be a writer for Natural Physique Magazine.One of the many things that stayed with Ron after Judo, Wrestling and Bodybuilding was the excitement of participating in any one on one sport. It sparked a reintroduction to a sport that his late grandfather had spent so much time watching and sharing with him…boxing.