Damacio Page enjoys coaching high school wrestling; not sure if he will fight again

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Damacio Page was all set to fight as the co-main event at LFA 58 last week. The flu changed his plans.

Page pulled out of the fight.

At 37 years old, Page is not sure when or if he will fight again.

“You know it’s going to always be a part of my life,” said Page. “It’s something I have done for so long, 14 years straight. Who knows, maybe I will get back into it, but as of right now my priorities is these kids and other things that are going on in my life.”

Page is the St. Pius high school wrestling team. Page is into his second year as head coach and has enjoyed imparting his knowledge to young wrestlers. 

“It’s kind of humbling to have someone with that much knowledge teaching you with everything he knows,” said St. Pius wrestler Matthew Sanchez.

Page likes to teach by example. He actually gets on the mat with the team.

“He’s really down to earth and is willing to practice with us,” said St. Pius wrestler Steven Sanchez. “It just gives us more encouragement to do better and even train harder.”

St. Pius has struggled during the season mainly because of low numbers. Page just wants his team to learn about hard work to help them throughout life.

Page learned a lot about himself late in life. As far as his MMA career is concerned, Page learned he should have listened to his body more when he was competing.

“I think if I didn’t muscle through and be so hard headed and high tolerance of pain, I think I could have took a step back and reevaluated my career and I probably could have gotten a lot further than I did,” said Page.

Page has a 20-10 record as a fighter and hasn’t fought since December 2017.

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