Cully Butterfield Reveals The Impact Masonry Had On Him
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.05.2014
It gave him his nickname...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Cully Butterfield (11-3) spoke about his family's masonry businesss and how he will probably go back to it when he finishes his MMA career. He will fight Ronny Markes (14-3) at WSOF 12 in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. It airs on NBC Sports Network after preliminary fights on MMA Junkie.
On how he got his nickname: "My nickname is ‘The Mason' partly because of the work I did all summer long. I didn't go to the beach or the river with my friends; I had to go to work. There wasn't much time to have fun in the summer. It was all work."
On going back to his family's Butterfield Masonry when his MMA career ends: "It's something I've done and I'm pretty good at it. It's something I'll always be able to do, but it's not something that I want to do. I want to fight. This is a passion and that's a job. Fighting is just an opportunity that most people don't get, so might as well play it out. I can be masonry for the rest of my life, but I can only be a fighter max until I'm 40. Might as well give it all I can now."
On his work ethic: "You've got to make sacrifices to get what you want. My friends are back home partying the summer away, while I'm away from home and away from everyone to concentrate on fighting. People want to do things fighters can't do because we have to be very concentrated on what we're doing. It is difficult, I don't have a lot of time to spend at home or with my girlfriend, stuff like that. At the same time, working hard is supposed to be difficult. You have to prove what kind of person you are."