Royal Empire Jewelry would like to send a big shout out to our Warrior Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford. The native Edmotonian will be calling Montreal home for the next few weeks. As he will be entering the final weeks of his training camp for the October 28th battle versus the tough Mexican fighter. Always grinding, this hustle away from home is not new to Ford. But for this family man it is always tough to be away from his Family for this long. When Ford was running the MMA game he would often have camps before his fights training with Georges St-Pierre coach Firas Zahabi of Zahabi MMA, out of the Tristar gym in Montreal. Same purpose, same drive, different sport, different facility.
This trip the decorated MMA star will training at World Renown Grant Brothers Boxing in Montreal. Where Ford will be training and sparring with the likes of 8 time World Super Middle Weight Champion Lucan Bute and other boxing phenoms. Undefeated in 8 fights with 5 knockouts Ford is fighting at the World Class level already. But as an elite athlete he is always looking to improve his game in any way possible. That dedication, consistency and drive is why, each time we see him fight, we see a stronger, faster and crisper fighter. Each fight he improves his game, which is rare. Usually it takes years for fighters to raise there game the way Ford does between fights. But with his dedication, tenacity and family support this Beast is on the fast track to the very top.
Ford will be missing one thing when in Montreal..his beloved family. Wife, Nina, of 7 years (together for 17) and his adorable kids Bella and RJ. Ninas’ been his rock for 17 years. Standing beside him through all the trials and tribulations of life. No matter what. Loyal to her man and family. Bella, Daddys girl, following in his athletic footsteps excelling in Cheer. And Fords lil man RJ, future Champion of the world. This kid has faster hands then most adults. To Ford his family is everything. As a result they are what drives and motivates him. They are the reason he does what he does. We at Royal Empire Jewelry consider this love of family one of Fords best qualities. We believe because of this mindset, this is why he is not just successful in the ring or cage, but it makes him a Champion as a man.
Be there October 28th, High Stakes Havoc 3 at Club Regent Event Centre in Winnipeg Manitoba. Ford puts his unbeaten record on the line against gritty Mexican fighter Jaudiel Zepeda. Fords last fight was a War. Consequently we at Royal Empire Jewelry think this fight will NOT go the distance. Furthermore the Real Deal has too much power and speed for Zepeda to hang for that long. Don’t blink, with the support of his family and a killer camp behind him we got Ford by KO in the 1st.