Humanizing Athletes: UFC Fighter Andre Ewell’s Favorite Things

UFC fighter Andre Ewell (17-6)

MMA fighters are savages. They are the best athletes on the planet earth, however, they are also human and enjoy things just like you and me.

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Andre “Mr. Highlight” Ewell has his nickname for a reason. He has eight first-round finishes and five of those in less than 55 seconds. To say Ewell is must-see TV is an understatement. His striking is eye-candy, very, very fun to watch.

Ewell’s career in the UFC has been fun to watch. He has been fighting top-level competition since his first fight in the organization. His promotional debut was against former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao. Ewell won via unanimous decision.

“Mr. Highlight” had a good 2020. He kicked off the year in February at UFC 247 in a winning effort against a tough contender Jonathan Martinez. After the fight, he took some time off to heal injuries.

Ewell returned in September to defeat Irwin Rivera at UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Covington. He won via a split decision.

Ewell kicks off his year with a shot to get in the UFC bantamweight top 15. He fights No. 13 ranked Cody Stamann at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov.

When asked what a win would do for him, Ewell said, “I want to be called ‘Number 13.’ That’s gonna be my new name after I beat him. I’m gonna be called ‘Number 13.’”

Here is a list of UFC fighter Andre Ewell’s favorite things.

  • Favorite food – Lasagna
  • Favorite drink – Mountain Dew
  • Favorite color – Green
  • Favorite all-time fight to watch – Roy Jones vs. David Telesco
  • Favorite knockout – Donald Cerrone vs. Rick Story
  • Favorite fight of yours – My fight against Dinis Paiva
  • Favorite sport to watch other than MMA – Football
  • Favorite submission to practice – D’Arce Choke
  • Favorite athlete – Derrick Rose
  • Favorite movie – Demolition man
  • Favorite TV show – Yu Yu Hakusho
  • Favorite video game – Street Fighter
  • Favorite superhero – Yusuke Urameshi
  • Favorite song – Take your time by The S.O.S. Band
  • Favorite band or musician – Maroon 5
  • Favorite place to travel to – Florida
  • Favorite animal –  Hummingbird
  • Favorite holiday – Shark Week
  • Favorite hobby – Bowling/Roller skating
  • Favorite quote – “I’ll be back” – The Terminator

You can follow UFC fighter Andre Ewell on Twitter and Instagram.

Check out the rest of my Humanizing series.

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