Cory Sandhagen was born and raised in Aurora, CO. While Cory was very active and played a wide range of sports, it was in high school that he began noticing that he had a lot of natural talent in MMA while training at his first gym- High Altitude Martial Arts, previously owned by Nate Marquardt. He joined his first professional fight team at the age of 19 and now has won a number of titles- WKA North American Champion, WKA World Champion and a three titles for Colorado's biggest MMA organizations. When he needs to clear his mind and take a break from the gym, Cory will spend the day hiking one of Colorado's 14ers. He currently is signed with RFA (soon to be LFA) and is on the door step of the UFC with a record of 5-0 as a professional.
What drives your passion for MMA?
I only get one life to live and I want to make something of myself. The life of an MMA fighter is a crazy journey and I love the memories I've had and I'm excited about the ones to be made.
My anthem song is __________.
Juicy by Notorious BIG
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Short and simple- just do your best.
If I wasn’t an MMA fighter, I would be a...
Pick 5 adjectives that describe you best.
Patient, hard-working, understanding, achiever, proactive
What is your favorite Zevia flavor?
What’s your go-to cheat meal?
A home grilled cheese hamburger, sweet potato fries, and a Zevia ginger root beer float.
Why do you love Zevia?
They are ahead of their time in the ingredients they use. They use natural flavors, taste delicious, have zero sugar and don't have unnecessary food coloring. I have really bad spikes when I eat too much sugar and Zevia allows me to satisfy my sweet tooth without feeling jittery and having my heart race. As far as sodas go, I'm picking Zevia over Diet Coke every time.