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Conversations with Thomas Galdenzi

Today we’d like to introduce you to Thomas Galdenzi.

Hi Thomas, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
I started combat sports coverage in 2019 as a podcast. I would interview local & high-level professional combat sports athletes. I few months into running my podcast, I started covering professional fighting events.

Taking pictures, video, and in-person interviews all over the nation for many different combat sporting events. When Covid-19 hit and put all combat sporting events on hold. I had no events to cover and saw the athletes dying for competition.

So I decided to hold a small underground submission-only grappling Tournament in my warehouse. All the competitors & fans really loved the event for how ghetto it was at the time. Once the Covid-19 restrictions went away in 2021. I committed myself to make Combat Sports Coverage Submission Only Grappling (CSC Grappling) into a true professional grappling league.

Since then, I have put on 10 events all over the nation. We have been in Houston, TX, Las Vegas & Orlando, FL. We recently have signed a one-year deal with Flo Grappling in 2022, which is the biggest grappling tv streaming platform for professional grapplers. I plan to make CSC Grappling into the number 1 grappling promotion one day, like the UFC for MMA.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
One of the biggest obstacles and challenges I have as being a promoter is finding great up-and-coming talent and figuring out how to probably promote them and our event. For instance, this was our first event in Orlando, Florida.

We are from Houston, Texas so we had many different challenges jumping into a new marketplace with big travel. But Florida is a top spot for high-level grapplers and the competitors came out and represented for their state.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Combat Sports Coverage provides professional photographers, videography marketing & digital graphic for all combat sporting events.

CSC Grappling offers professional submission-only grappling tournaments. We have normal tournaments, cash brackets & super fights.

Can you talk to us a bit about happiness and what makes you happy?
There is no better feeling than seeing a committed competitor training for a few months and you see their hard work paid off and they get a submission victory and get an award with our custom medals or championship belts.

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