Destiny McCubbin

Nickname : My Time

Gender : Female

Gym: The Garage

Location: Layton, UT

Weight Class: 115 lbs


July 7th, 2014. The day I began living out my dream. As I walked into the gym without a clue of what I was getting myself into,  I had no idea that I was about to fall in love with a lifestyle such as the one I am living now. My name is Destiny “My Time??? McCubbin. I am a twenty-one year old from Utah, with an eagerness that can only be fulfilled within the intense rounds that take place inside the octagon. Day in and day out, I strive for greatness towards a goal that most would never even dream of.

I was about twelve years old when I sat with my dad and watched the UFC fights. I believe Chuck Liddell fought that night. Everything about it I loved.. I looked at my dad and told him “that’ll be me one day???. Neither of us taking it very seriously. Through my teen years I fought a lot, just never in a ring or a cage. You know, Juvenile stuff. I finally got to the point in life where I realized I didn’t like the life I was living and it was time to make a change.

I had just turned 19, Ronda just beat Alexis Davis at UFC 175.. in what? 16 seconds? Weidman going to war with Machida in the main event, taking the W in, at the time was his toughest fight to date. The question isn’t IF I was inspired, it’s Who Wasn’t?

That following Monday I walked into my first MMA gym, One Hit MMA. This is where the journey began. The beginning of the rest of my life. I walked into that octagon for the first time, and when I took that first punch to the face, I was hooked. That’s when I realized that if this is what I truly wanted, I would have to make many drastic life changes to better myself and live a life that I could be proud of. And I did just that.  I became dedicated to training daily. I got to showcase my talent for the first time on January 31, 2015, when I entered the ring surrounded by a crowd of people for the first time. Although I did not walk away with the W,  I knew that I had proven to myself and to my parents that this dream was something worth fighting for. In the summer of 2015, after training for One Hit MMA faithfully for almost a year, I realized that they had offered me as much as they could. It was time for me to level up, it wasn’t easy but I had to worry about #1. This is a selfish sport and you have make yourself a priority.

I had heard amazing things about The Garage MMA. The Garage is located in Layton, Utah, and ran by David Castillo, the number one pound-for-pound fighter in his division and also ranked third out of 425 active lightweights across the west coast. I knew right when I walked in and introduced myself that there was an instant connection. But the first time Dave held mitts for me, I knew at that moment this was where I belonged. You can practice with the best coaches in the world, but if you and that coach don’t connect or vibe than it’s just not going to work. Dave & I flowed right away. There was no question that he was the right coach for me.

Since that day, I have been living and breathing MMA. I wake up every morning with the proud support of my family, friends, and fight team, looking forward to all of the sweat, blood, and tears that I lay out on the mat. The goal is the top. InvictaFC, and of course the ultimate destination- UFC. That being long down the road, I’ve came along way since my first MMA fight in November of 2015. Currently being ranked at #7 pound for pound in the State of Utah.  Amazing opportunities just keep coming my way such as my upcoming fight, June 25th in Vegas. Thee fight capital of the world. I will be Stepping into the Tuff-N-Uff cage standing across from Kara Vislosky. Expecting this to be the toughest fight I’ve faced yet, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. In order to be the best, I have to beat the best. Win, Lose, or Draw.. thousands of people are going to remember my name.