2018 promises to be the biggest and best year yet for Jack Grants MMA career and although he may be keeping us in the dark about the what’s and the where’s, one things for sure…he won’t stop till he’s at the top.
Jack Grant, 25, from Grimsby, first started out his sporting career in boxing, that was until he tried Mixed Martial Arts at a local gym. From then on, Jack had a hunger for the sport with his coach at the time seeing his potential almost instantly.
He said: “My coach, Neil Lofts saw something in me which spurred me on to believe I could have a future in this sport, and here I am today”
“I love the sport as I feel as though I feel it’s the most real form of combat with a rule set, I also like the fact it’s a very dynamic way of fighting.”
Aged 17, Jack Grant had his first amateur fight, going on to having an extremely impressive amateur record of 14-1-2 before turning professional at just 18 years old.
He said: “After that I had a flying start to my pro career going on a 6-win streak, beating some big names and became one a Britain’s top, lightweight prospects. I gained some good wins and titles on respectable stages”
“In 2016 I had my least active year competing in MMA but behind the scenes, I was training hard and changing my routine around to benefit my style better. Each day I gained knowledge in order to make 2017 a very successful year for myself- which it has been.”
Jack Grant originally heard about CBD being used amongst UFC fighters and other athletes he trains with-sparking an interest. He said: “I started researching the health benefits that CBD provides, and I came across CBD Life UK a few month ago. I’m really excited to see how the products complement my training regime”
“Even when I’m not training I try to do some form of relaxing exercise like walking the dogs as this is good for my mental state. I also eat well even when I’m not preparing to fight as you need to fuel your body correctly to get the best results from it.”
Along with MMA, he is also a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu, keeping active on the competitive scene and taking part in some of the UK’s biggest grappling competitions such as The British Open, English Open and the Southend Open.
When talking about the most memorable moment of his career, Jack said: “I don’t feel like I’ve reached a pivotal moment in my career yet because I think I have some really exciting opportunities ahead of me and would like to hope that will come in the future”
“My aim is to perform on the biggest stages in the world.”
Jack knows exactly how to balance work and play and when he’s not training twice the day he allows himself the occasional night out, meal out, or spends time horse riding with his girlfriend.
With a curent record of 13-4 and plans in the mix that are yet to be announced, next year is sure to be one to remember for this fighter.