[♪techno music playing♪] [gun firing] [gun firing] This is the Army Today from Soldiers Radio and Television. I’m Dave Annarino. We step into the gym as an Army Reservist trains for his first professional fight. We’re here in an old garage warehouse of 1,000 square feet. You come in here, it stinks. It’s business as usual. It’s like going to work. It was built for me or I was built for it. [announcer] Patriot Center, Washington, D.C., are you ready? I’ve been Kris’s MMA training for about 2½ years now. [training sounds] I was always a rugged kid coming up. I grew up overseas because my father was also in the military in Germany. [announcer] They call him “The Savage”–27 years old. [announcer] This, too, is his pro debut. [crowd cheering] I like the sport. It’s rough. It’s more than just kicking and punching. I like the big slams and stuff. It kind of turns me on. [training sounds] I love coaching military people because I know that they’re going to listen– –they’re going to take the time to perfect every little thing that I tell them. Go in there and handle your business and you clock out and then that’s it. [announcer] He’s going to give up his back here. [announcer] He’s going to stretch his opponent out here.>>Yeah, he’s got Kirwin. [announcer] This should be it.>>There it is. That’s it. [announcer] Grabbed his bicep, set the choke, arched his hips, and did a flip. I feel great. I still had energy enough to do a back flip. [announcer] Your winner Kris “Savage” McCray! While he’s in here training, he’s intense. When we’re out on the town, he’s intense. He’s just a serious person. He knows what he wants to do for a living. He wants to be champ of the world. Everyone has it in them. Everybody has a little savage in them. You’ve got to just go get it out and take care of business. Look for Kris ” The Savage” McCray in the future. He’s going to be a big name. He’s definitely going to be a champion. There’s no doubt about that. [announcer] Look here, he’s just setting up the choke with punches, trying to find his finish. [announcer] This is how you do it at home, kids. Perfect.