Lance Bush fighting for the Title fight on June 18th at The U of MMA


Lance “The Black Ranger” Bush has an opportunity to fight for the Welterweight Title  at The U of MMA on June 18th at The Novo. We are really excited to see Lance get a chance to win this title belt. He is working hard with his team and his coaches for this fight camp. He’s been with the fight team for about a year now and has given us so much to work with. His stand up is impressive thanks to Mauy Thai Coach Victor “Lagarto” Melendez and he’s able to incorporate his Jiu Jitsu to create an impeccable MMA game. His last fight at The U of MMA Vs.Ronald Minera, he won by tap out with triangle second round 1:40 seconds in. We are excited to see what kind of show Lance is going exhibit in the cage.

Lance Bush last fight vs. Ronald Minera (won by tap out, triangle)

Q: When did you decide that you wanted to be a fighter?

A: I’ve always had and interest in martial arts. I started doing tae kwon do when I was about 11 or 12, and I was doing traditional boxing at the same time. I gave up martial arts formally for high school and college sports. When I was done with school, I had some friends that was doing Jiu Jitsu. Then I started doing Jiu Jitsu, which led me to start doing competitions. I was always a fan of the UFC and the mixed martial arts scene. I always wanted to fight but I never knew how to go about doing it. The more competitions I did, led me to start to cross train, then doing more MMA practices. I started going to different gyms to train. One thing led to another and this was always the destination.

Q: What is your training schedule like for this fight camp?

A: My training schedule is a little tough because the life I live outside of fighting. I work a full time job as a manager of security for a hotel. That takes up about 60-65 hours a week of mine, but I get about 3-4 formal practices in a week. Whether its here at 10th Planet Van Nuys or my striking Coach Victor “Lagarto Muay Thai” in Simi Valley. I do a lot of running and I incorporate some weight training on the days I don’t get a chance to do a class.

Q: Do you have a favorite technique?

A: Honestly I don’t, I’m always open to learn new techniques. I don’t even have a favorite fighter, I love to watch the game and watch who’s progressing in the sport (doing things that are different). I like to see what works for me, not everything works for everybody, I try it out in practice. If it doesn’t work then I don’t use it, but if it works then I would incorporate it in my game.

Coach Victor "Lagarto" Melendez Lance "The Black Ranger" and Kevin Ross

Coach Victor “Lagarto” Melendez Lance “The Black Ranger” and Kevin Ross

Q: Why did you start training here at 10th Planet Van Nuys?

A: Honestly Kevin Ross, 100%! I started out training with Kevin at Paragon, under Bill Cooper who was one of the first instructors I’ve ever had. Jeff Glover, and Lance Bednorski were great guys I was able to work with early on in my Jiu Jitsu career. The issue there for me was the availability of formal classes. Kevin who started the exact same way as me; wanted to train more and because of that unavailability he came over to 10th Planet Van Nuys a little over 2 years ago. I followed about 6 months to a year after that. Started coming in taking classes, met with Gabe, met with Alder. I had really enjoyed the fight group I found here. The Fight Team members that I met here seemed great. They slowly started to pull me away, and this has been home ever since.

Q: What is your story as a fighter?

A: Fighting to me; almost never gets the right justice, because fighting gets looked socially as a negative word. I actually do passionately love the martial arts, and I love competition, so that is what fighting is for me. If I can wake up and do this everyday, and open up my own doors to my own gym teaching classes, teaching adults (it doesn’t matter), or even weight training. Some how incorporating martial arts all under the same roof is something I want to do. Fighting is just an outlet that is something that I am passionate about.

Lance ” The Black Ranger” Bush with his 10th Planet Van Nuys Fight Team

Q: Where do you see yourself 5 years from now in MMA?

A: Thats tough, because the MMA world is heavily supported but very under funded. At the highest level in the UFC fighters don’t get paid what they should get paid, in comparison to boxing and other sports that don’t have the same popularity as mixed martial arts. With that said, I want to take it as far as I can, I still look like at it as a passion, but it is a hobby and it doesn’t provide for myself, but who knows with this fight. I’ll have an amateur championship fight with a win. Who knows where it goes from there.






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