Now that he is officially a pro, Gutierrez said an ultimate goal is to ascend the ranks to the UFC, where he might be a regular on pay-per-view and a household name. But the chance at fame and fortune are not why he got into this business.
Far from it.
Gutierrez said it's his love of the game that keeps him going.
"I think that's probably the goal for anyone that gets into this, for the most part," he said of the common aspiration for fame. "They want to get recognized, be on TV and get paid a lot better to fight.
"But, really, I think even if that stuff wasn't there, I'd probably still be doing this. Maybe one day when I'm older, I'll get to teach some kids that have the same goals I did. That would be really awesome, too. But for now, I've got to get up there. It's going to be a long journey."
If you want to sit ringside for Gutierrez's professional debut, May 10, at Super Fight Weekend in Dallas, visit xtremeknockout.com for tickets. For more information about Team Lutter, visit travislutter.com.
The Gutierrez family is also welcoming more sponsors for Isaiah's career. If interested, call 817-597-9084.
To see Gutierrez's testimonial for Team Lutter, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mk7_VJOH-qA.