MEET THE CAST

TAKING THE FIGHT

Stuart Warren Dansby

Stuart Warren Dansby

Amateur Muay Thai Fighter Kickboxer

Stuart Warren Dansby, the protagonist of the documentary "Taking The Fight," is a multi-talented individual who, along with partner Stella Vidal, created and served as executive producer, host, writer, producer, and director of the unscripted travel-based TV show "Livin La Vida with Stella & Stuart." The show had a four year run and after teaming up with Roar Post as it’s full service production company and gaining national syndication.

In 2016 he partnered with longtime friend Carlos Arrieta, (the CEO of Roar Post) to produce the documentary "Taking The Fight," where he served as executive producer, producer, and creative consultant.

In addition to his work in TV production, Dansby is also an amateur Muay Thai fighter, 305Fights Welterweight Kickboxing Champion, and holds a 1st degree black belt in American Kickboxing.

Gregory Choplin

Gregory Choplin

MMA Head Coach

Gregory Choplin, a former two-time WBC world Muay Thai Champion and WMC world Muay Thai champion, is both French and Ivorian. He moved to the US in 2010 and became a US citizen in 2016. Since retiring as a champion in 2017, he has coached and trained some of the highest level MMA and Muay Thai fighters in the world. Stuart Warren Dansby has been under his coaching since 2015.

Manolo

Manolo

Head Coach Freedom Fighters MMA

Manuel “Manolo” Lopez, former Cuban and Pan American Karate Champion, is the owner and head coach of Freedom Fighters MMA. He has trained numerous world champions, UFC fighters, and high-level professional and amateur MMA and kickboxing fighters. Stuart Warren Dansby has been under his guidance since 2010.

Diego

Diego

Owner KO Zone - Strength and Conditioning Coach

Diego De Vera, is a former Pan American Muay Thai Champion and TKD/ITF World Kickboxing Champion, is the owner of KO Zone in Miami, Florida. He is also a strength and conditioning coach and has certified Stuart Warren Dansby for a black belt in American Boxing. De Vera has been Dansby’s strength and conditioning coach since 2010.

Stella Vidal

Stella Vidal

Wife- Life Partner- Corner-woman

Stella and Stuart’s unwavering partnership has been the driving force behind their success for the past two decades. As a licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor and Certified Energy Practitioner, Stella has become a trailblazer in the Holistic Wellness industry. Her unique approach to mental health and wellbeing has been recognized and featured in numerous national publications.

As a Latina immigrant who escaped the drug cartels in Colombia, Stella’s journey has been one of resilience, strength, and determination.

Stella’s unwavering dedication to holistic wellness and mental health makes her the perfect partner for Stuart as they embark on their latest project, the documentary "Taking The Fight." Stella’s unconditional support for Stuart during his compelling journey represents the true essence of selfless love and acceptance.