Pat Cummins found out that he’ll have to face off against Jason Miller in the new EA Sports MMA video game at some point during the next week of training. Pat seemed pretty confident in his video game skills and specifically requested the Xbox 360 version of the game since that’s the console he uses at home. Pat did however request some practice time for the game since it had been a while since he had time to play the game with his strenuous training regimen.
|Surrounded By Greatness|
Just before Pat Cummins thought his night at the Strikeforce fights couldn’t get any better he was joined by King Mo who came over to see several other fighters sitting in the area. Pat, the up and coming wrestler out of Penn State University, found himself surrounded by not only King Mo, but also the likes of Lyoto Machida, his new mentor Mayhem Miller, Ex-WWE star Batista, Fabricio Werdum and Herschel Walker.
|No Punches Pulled|
After stepping out of the Strikeforce post fight press conference, Jason Miller and Nick Diaz exchanged words in the hallway as Diaz began to enter the room to answer questions from the press. The altercation got even more heated when Nick’s younger brother Nate got involved. The fighters were finally separated before any punches were thrown.
While already on a tight time schedule to get down to San Jose in time for the Diaz versus Noons II Strikeforce event, Jason “Mayhem” Miller missed his flight to Los Angeles. If things couldn’t get any worse, the next flight out of Los Angeles was delayed an hour. Fortunately, the Mayhem ended and Miller made it out to San Jose just in time for the start of a great night of fights.
|Patrick Durkin Cummins - Bio|
Patrick Durkin Cummins may not have any MMA bouts on his record, but don’t let that fool you: the man knows his way around a mat.
Known for a tireless work ethic, the Reinholds, Penn. native began cultivating his reputation during his time at Penn State University. Despite never placing in high school competition, Cummins joined the Penn State wrestling squad as a walk-on and went on to become a two-time NCAA All-American, finishing as a runner-up at heavyweight in the 2004 season. Cummins continued to wrestle after college: he claimed the 264-pound title in the inaugural season of the short-lived Real Pro Wrestling league, and is a current member of the U.S. National Team.
Now situated in Orange County, Calif., Cummins trains under the tutelage of Ryan Parsons at Reign MMA, where he was originally brought in as a training partner for Strikeforce light heavyweight Muhammed Lawal.
Most recently, Cummins served as the main training partner for Jason Miller ahead of “Mayhem’s” bout with Kazushi Sakuraba. Now, Cummins will travel with Miller to Brazil, where he’ll spend time rounding out his MMA game at a number of Rio de Janeiro’s finest academies