3rd Floor Suite 20,
Comprehensive Planning Concepts Announces New Sponsorship with Nick Catone's Mixed Martial Arts (NCMMA)
Just like how we are dedicated to helping our clients secure their financial future, NCMMA is dedicated to helping their members secure MMA skills and work towards their health and wellness goals.
About Nick Catone's Mixed Martial Arts (NCMMA)
Being one of the biggest MMA facilities on the east coast, they have a diverse variety of members from beginners who have never worked out before to some of the highest level professional athletes and coaches in the world. To name a few of those athletes are Frankie Edgar (UFC Veteran), Corey Anderson (UFC & BellatorMMA Veteran), Sijara Eubanks (UFC Veteran), Katlyn Chookagian (UFC Veteran), and Eddie Alvarez (UFC, BellatorMMA, & ONE Championship Veteran) not including members of their large young professional team that have some HUGE opportunities coming up for their careers. On average, they see around 6,000 monthly visitors to the facility from members, prospective clients and guests.
About Nick Catone
Nick Catone earned a college wrestling scholarship after his standout wrestling career at Brick Memorial High School. He was a captain, had 102 career wins, was a Region 6 champion, was a 2x region 6 finalist, was the District 23 Outstanding Wrestler, 2x District 23 champion, 4x District 23 Finalist and was entered into the Brick Memorial Hall of Fame. Nick graduated from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He had over 100 career Division 1 wins, was captain of the team, was a 2x conference champ, and was voted Male Athlete of the Year his senior year while competing at Rider University. Since graduating college, Nick has earned his third degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and had 14 professional fights in his Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) career, 8 of those fights were with the Ultimate Fighting Champion, (UFC) before deciding to retire in April of 2015 at the age of 33.
Nick walked away from the sport on a high note and now focuses on running his fast growing gym, Nick Catone’s Mixed Martial Arts Academy located in his home town of Brick, NJ.
In the midst of such success, Nick and his wife Marjorie tragically and unexpectedly lost their 20 month old son, Nicholas Scott Catone on May 12th of 2017. They had always envisioned watching Nicholas grow up in his MMA gym and follow in his father's footsteps. Nicholas took his first steps on the mats and Nick looked forward to coaching his son and watching him participate in Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing and Wrestling classes with the other kids at the gym. Nick's dream was that his son would be led down a successful wrestling path as he once led himself. If Nicholas taught his family anything it was that life is bittersweet and utterly short. In Nicholas's short life, he smiled and laughed at every new opportunity that unfolded throughout the day. As Constance Zimmer states, "Seeing the world through the eyes of a child is the purest joy that anyone can experience." Nicholas taught us just that. In honor of their son, Nicholas, we as a family at NCMMA represent love, honor, dignity, pride, determination, and hope. All of our members at the facility are a true representation of the dreams that Nick had for his son Nicholas.
Not only does Nick Catone have a presence in the MMA world, but he is quickly making a name for himself out on the racetrack as well. He grew up enjoying many nights at Wall Stadium with his Dad and hoped that one day he would be able to spend time with his own children here at the track, among other things as they grew older. Veteran driver, Jimmy Blewett reached out to Nick after hearing about the tragic loss of his son. Both sharing sudden tragic losses, they quickly became close friends. With some encouragement from Jimmy, Nick quickly found another passion besides his lifelong commitment to wrestling and MMA and that has become racing. In honor of his beloved son, Nick chose the number “98” to commemorate Nicholas's birthday September 8th. The Fly High Nicholas plane logo was designed for Nicholas's love for airplanes with his initials and the number “143” which represents "I love you". Nick continues to find that joy around every turn on the track.
Social Media: @nsc_trainingcenter
781 Brick Boulevard
Brick, NJ 08723