Humanizing Athletes: UFC Fighter Jordan Leavitt’s Favorite Things

UFC fighter Jordan Leavitt (8-0)

MMA fighters are savages. They are the best athletes on planet earth and — as human beings — have an extraordinarily wide-ranging set of interests. Who are they as people? What makes them tick? What does each athlete have in common with the fans that cheer them on? This series fills in those blanks and gets to the heart of the matter while exploring what makes your favorite fighters who they are.

Jordan “The Monkey King” Leavitt is a very exciting fighter with a funky style in which you cannot keep your eyes off.

After going 6-0 on the regional scene with four submission wins, “The Monkey King” got the call to compete on season four of Dana White’s Contender Series against Luke Flores. He would win via first-round arm-triangle choke and receive a UFC contract. Afterward, he introduced the UFC fanbase to his signature splits.

Leavitt would make his UFC debut five months later against UFC veteran Matt Wiman. He would knock Wiman out in 22 seconds with a slam. He earned Performance of the Night honors.

Leavitt returns for his second UFC fight against Claudio Puelles at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai. Leavitt kicks off the card.

Check out my interview with Leavitt where he talks about his upcoming fight.

Here is a list of MMA Fighter Jordan Leavitt’s favorite things.

  • Favorite food – Chicken tikka masala (Curry)
  • Favorite drink – Horchata
  • Favorite color – Blue
  • Favorite all-time fight to watch – Dominick Cruz vs. TJ Dillashaw
  • Favorite knockout – Dan Henderson vs Hector Lombard
  • Favorite of your own fights – My last amateur fight against Julius Decheenie
  • Favorite sport to watch other than MMA – College wrestling
  • Favorite submission to practice – Triangle choke
  • Favorite athlete – George Foreman
  • Favorite movie – Meet Joe Black
  • Favorite TV show – Code Geass
  • Favorite song – Octopus’s Garden by The Beatles
  • Favorite band or musician – The Beatles
  • Favorite place to travel to – Home after a long day
  • Favorite video game – Mass Effect 2
  • Favorite animal – A moose or a pig
  • Favorite holiday – Thanksgiving
  • Favorite hobby – Watching Netflix with my wife

You can follow UFC fighter Jordan Leavitt on Instagram

Check out the rest of my Humanizing series.

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