Updated: April 13, 2015

On June 6th, Edinburg’s Danny Salinas (14-7-0) will be making his fighting debut with JC Fight Promotions at “HERO FC Best of the Best V” in Brownsville at the Jacob Brown Auditorium. Salinas will be taking on Justin Reiswerg (9-4-0) of Houston in a Lightweight bout.

Q: When it comes to training, what have you learned over the years in the sport of MMA that has helped you become a better fighter?

A: It’s been a lot of trial and era. I have learned to listen to my body a little more. I used to push myself to the point of exhaustion. Now, I have learned to lay back. It’s more important to train than to over train.

Q: How has MMA saved you from negative influences?

A: It’s no secret that I wasn’t doing well. I was overweight and up to 270 pounds. I didn’t care too much about myself. MMA helped me find an identity and I became a better person.

Q: How MMA shaped your life?

A: It has made me a better person and has made me a more goal driven and focused person. It has given me a “not afraid of hard work attitude.” It has taught me to work hard.

Q: Who are your heroes and why?

A: My heroes are my Mother Irene E. Thomas and my Dad John Thomas. They have showed me how to be a man. I’ve stumbled and failed many times, but they were always there to show me how to get up and overcome my obstacles. Everything I am is attributed to their hard work.

Q: Who are you a hero to and why?

A: I never really considered myself a hero to anyone until I met my fiancé and my little boy Malaki. I believe that everything I do now is a huge influence upon him. He looks up to me and emulates everything I do and for that he has made me a stronger and better person. I absolutely love being a hero to him.