Photo credit to Amy Kaplan
From entrance to exit, a rainbow of emotions, as colorful as his patchwork of tattoos, spilled from Steven “The Gremlin” Gruber (6-3) when he implemented a flawless game plan opposite Shai “Must Be Nice” Lindsey (4-2) at Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) 42. On August 19, 2016, nobody missed a single minute of flyweight fun because AXS TV’s cameras never blinked while documenting RFA 42’s main card.
Gruber’s initial contact inside the televised frame synced with the opening note of his walkout song. By the third bar, “The Gremlin” had scurried more than halfway to RFA’s prep point. Although a Misfits of Gold mask, a symbol of his unique journey, covered Gruber’s face down the runway, the product of MMAGOLD in El Dorado Hills, California, radiated readiness.
During Mike Kendall’s formal introductions, the only thing that must’ve been nice for Lindsey was Gruber’s gesture to touch…
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