Iván Irizarry has been training at TMAA since 2019. Iván began training in Mixed Martial Arts in 2010 at Miami’s Freestyle Fighting Academy led by David and Marcos Avellan. From Miami’s FFA, Iván moved to another school in South Florida under the FFA umbrella, Fort Lauderdale’s Ayala Mixed Martial Arts, where he trained for several years and earned his blue belt in 2015. During his training, Iván has always had a particular affinity towards the ground game and has enjoyed “on the fly coaching” whenever he’s training with newcomers, which makes him a fit for the Foundations of Grappling class.
In 2018, Iván moved to Austin with his wife and two cats. In his time off work and training, he enjoys playing videogames, watching TV shows and watching mixed martial arts, baseball, basketball and… pro wrestling. Yes. The fake stuff.