time for our Athlete of the Week, and these honorees are some of the toughest guys in the state of Montana. life. (Bell rings) It takes a lot of guts to step into the octagon to fight, but for fighters at Montana MMA in Bozeman, they love the thrill of a battle. “Going home at the end of the night and you just feel fantastic, you feel accomplished, you know I sleep really well.” But how does one even get into MMA? Well for some, their interest dates back to their childhood. “Growing up watching a lot of martial arts movies seeing these guys travel all over the place and basically having the martial arts skills in their back pocket allowed them to move more freely around the world was what first ever made me walk into a gym. And when they step into the ring for a fight, it’s like nothing they’ve ever felt before. “The adrenaline is overwhelming, man. It s an unreal feeling. It s almost like an out of body experience. Your training just takes over. But once they get the victory over their opponent, after all the grueling hours of training at night after a hard day at work, makes everything worth it. “It felt like the crowning moment of dedicating four or five months of my life to just being in a gm, having almostno social life, eating a super clean diet.” And for the eight Montana MMA fighters that competed in Bozeman Impact, sevem of them came out with a win. For that we award Montana MMA and all the Bozeman fighters this golden plaque from Bozeman Trophy as our Athlete of the Week. And they will never stop doing what they love. “I really don t think that I m ever not going to train now that I ve gotten to this point. I m in it for life.” Last look at weather.