The New England Cartel has some very well known members, from top ranked Calvin Kattar and Rob Font, to coach and manager Tyson Chartier. Tom Pagliarulo may not be a well known commodity in the MMA world just yet, but he is a key member of the New England Cartel.
His coach, Tyson Chartier, had the following to say about Pagliarulo:
“I’m excited to see him back in the cage,” Chartier said over text. “He’s a true example of hard work, dedication and benchmarking. The sky is the limit for this kid not only because of his talent, but because he is doing all the right things. He’s doing them year round, not just in camp.”
Pagliarulo spoke about being a member of the New England Cartel, with fellow members Font and Kattar. Pagliarulo was a main sparring partner for the Max Holloway fight for Kattar, and was found by Rob Font years ago, molded into the talent we see today.
“I’m with the right group of people,” Pagliarulo stated. “I trust in them, they trust in me. We are going to keep doing our thing, keep winning big fights. We have a small circle, but a good circle. That Holloway fight, we did some good rounds, me and Cal (Calvin Kattar), that showed me alright I’m not afraid to stand here with Cal, there is no one they are going to put in front of me on the regional scene that will intimidate me,” Pagliarulo continued. “I treat all these guys on the regional scene like they are the best in the world.”