Photo of MMA fighter David Acosta at the start of a fight

RPG Podcast #017 | The Twitch Streaming Business w/ David Acosta

Welcome to the Robert Patton Global Podcast. Join SHEATH Underwear CEO, Robert Patton, as he sits down with talented, impassioned and determined individuals from all walks of life for a melding of the minds. This series' primary focus is to map out a systemic approach to peak human performance by exploring the fundamental attributes of motivation, creativity, optimization and well-being as crucial tools in the strife for success.

On this episode Robert sits down with Professional Twitch Streamer David Acosta, aka SuperDavex2 to discuss the streaming business, current global affairs and more.

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-Show Notes-

0:58- With the weather turning cold quickly, Patton had to bring in his three cannabis plants to keep them alive. Acosta is in the same situation, moving from Houston, Texas to the mountains of Colorado.

2:04- It has been over a year and a half since Acosta has fought or competed in the Mixed Marital Arts world.  He has currently been in the Twitch streaming business with his gaming channel, DaveX2. Every month, his channel grows in views and is 5-6 average viewers under certified partner level. He goes live Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.

6:13- Acosta chuckles at the chaos of seeing his five year old son, David and the fourteen other kinder-garden students attempting to go through school in a zoom meeting.

8:00- Patton joined Victory MMA to train with Gilbert Smith just before COVID-19 happened.

12:22- Almost every morning, Patton will play close to an hour of Call of Duty and drink coffee to get pumped up for the day ahead. Acosta enjoys an hour bike ride daily for mental health. He rides a Felt Z100 Road Bike.

17:45- Acosta’s wife works in law enforcement as an Emergency Services Therapist, he believes that therapy can be very beneficial.

20:30- Patton found it in his best interest to move to Colorado to avoid being arrested for Cannabis in Texas.

23:09- The topic of Cannabis decriminalization is something they both find very important, especially being daily smokers.

27:52- One of the biggest reasons for moving to Colorado from Houston was because David’s wife, Jocelyn almost accidentally died after her heart stopped while being tested for allergies.

30:33- Acosta is in the top .3% of the entire streaming world.

34:16- Patton describes his teams reaction to his newest production in the Sheath Underwear collection, the Horizontal Fly.

39:00- Patton has been a fan of MMA for over two decades.

43:19- After nearly fifteen years of training MMA, Acosta now sticks to weight lifting and cycling, and includes an ice bath three times per week for recovery.

47:00- A few weeks ago during a 45 mile bike ride, Acosta had to bike the last 15 miles in black smoke because of a raging wildfire nearby.

54:51- Acosta laughs at himself because of how fast his pace was for the last 15 miles during the wildfire and tells himself he has so much more in him for his future rides.

59:30- Patton is finally feeling acclimated to living in the mountains with an elevation around 9,000 feet.

1:01:09- The only supplements that Acosta takes for his training is a Pre and Post Workout from Purus Labs.

1:03:28- Patton is going to have a social media content consolation with Acosta in the next week or so.

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