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Matt Mitrione & Christian Morecraft
Training: I split my time between Purdue and Indianapolis. M-W-F mornings, I go to Purdue and train with Coach Tom Erikson and their Heavyweight (Roger). The afternoons I spend training with my Thai coach (Adam Wilder). Tues and Thurs mornings I spend pushing cars in Tabata segmented workouts and finish with spin classes. The afternoon and evenings are spent with my Wrestling & BJJ coaches here in Indy.
When and why did you start training for fighting? A good friend (Jayson Werth – Phillies) asked me to fight in his inaugural promotion. I agreed and the rest is history.
What ranks and titles have you held? I’m just a nobody
Do you have any heroes? Those who make the world better everyday in whichever manner they can.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a fulfillment of a quest. I continually test myself and this is another hurdle that I decided to conquer.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Purdue University – Law & Society with minors in supervision and communications
What was your job before you started fighting? I am the CEO of EDEN – Engineered & DEsigned Nutrition. It’s a sports nutrition company.
If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles: Shotokan
Favorite grappling technique: ummmmm, standing up from the guard
Favorite Striking technique: The punch in the face.