I recently had the opportunity to document UFC fighter Phil Davis for Getty Images.
Davis, a Penn State alumnus, returned to the university to do a media tour before the UFC 167 event. From training with wrestling staff, to visiting old friends and places on campus, it was a interesting glimpse of an athlete who excelled in (and still after) college and returned to give back.
These are the type of assignments I love to shoot. I really enjoy showing the behind the scenes of athletes and their training - it's an raw look at how hard these guys and girls train to become the best at their respective sport.
Not to mention, my job was easy, as Davis is a class act athlete who made the day enjoyable for all around him. He understood my role as a photographer and was happy to give me full access for the day. For that, I am grateful and wish him the best in the UFC.