Each and every one of us have our own personal dream that we one day wish to turn into reality. Sometimes there may be obstacles that get in our way, but its the way we overcome these obstacles that define us. This week cougar news had the opportunity to interview a navy veteran and now amateur mixed martial arts fighter Nicholas Scribner. A person who saw all of his dreams shatter after a car accident that could have left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Scribners dream was to one day experience the feeling and adrenaline of being in a professional fight. As a child he was always into sports, fitness, and jujitsu. At the age of 18 he was playing basketball for Antelope valley college and was still continuing his training in jujitsu. About a week before his first basketball game of the season Nick was in a life threatening car accident. Doctors told him that he was 4 mm away from being paralyzed from the neck down, this was a long time healing process for nick physically and mentally. It was a huge halt in accomplishing his dreams.
After the car accident Scribner felt that his only smart choice would be joining the military. One of his favorite jobs in the navy was being a rescue swimmer. In the interview Nicholas told cougar news that the navy really helped him come out of his shell and reopen the doors to a fitness life. At that moment, he knew exactly what he wanted to do after the navy. He felt like he was given a second chance to pursue his dreams and he wasn’t going to let anything get in the way of it.
Today he is continuing his journey as an amateur mixed martial arts fighter and now the owner of two fight shops. One located in Lancaster, ca and the other located in Big John McCarthy’s gym in valencia. He expressed to cougar news that he wouldn’t rather be doing anything else right now and that he is finally living his dream.