Humanizing Athletes: MMA Fighter Joe Giannetti’s Favorite Things

MMA Fighter Joe Giannetti (9-2-1)

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.

Joe “Skeletor” Giannetti is a lightweight that is exciting and always brings the fight. According to Giannetti, he also is a “lifelong underdog who has never lost hope.” How can you not root for him?

In Giannetti’s nine wins, he has only gone to a decision once and has six first-round finishes.

Giannetti came on the radar for most MMA fans when he was selected to the 27th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” also known that season as “The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated.” He was victorious in his two fights on the show and was the favorite going into the finale to many. Unfortunately, he lost in the finals to the eventual winner Michael Trizano via split decision.

For some odd reason, the UFC didn’t sign Giannetti. He didn’t let that decision affect him too much as he fought four months later in another organization and then two months after he fought again.

Giannetti will get back to the UFC. The only question is…when?

“Skeletor” is coming off a first-round submission win against Roberto Young.

Giannetti returns to action for the second time in 2020, this time in LFA. He fights Brant Moore in the main event at LFA 89.

When asked what we should expect from his fight Giannetti said, “A lot of fun and exciting attacks.”

Here is a list of MMA fighter Joe Giannetti’s favorite things.

  • Favorite food – Cheeseburger
  • Favorite drink – Ice Cold Water
  • Favorite color – Blue
  • Favorite all-time fight to watch – Nick Diaz vs Paul Daley
  • Favorite knockout – Stephen Thompson in his UFC debut (vs. Dan Stittgen)
  • Favorite of your own fights – TUF 27 semi-final fight (vs. Allan Zuñiga)
  • Favorite sport to watch other than MMA – Basketball
  • Favorite submission to practice – Flying Triangle
  • Favorite athlete – Kevin Garnett
  • Favorite movie – The Goonies
  • Favorite TV show – Psych
  • Favorite song – I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
  • Favorite band or musician – Aerosmith
  • Favorite place to travel to – Any Beach
  • Favorite video game – The Legend of Zelda
  • Favorite animal – Dog
  • Favorite holiday – Christmas
  • Favorite hobby – Playing video games

You can follow MMA fighter Joe Giannetti on Twitter and Instagram.

Check out the rest of my Humanizing series.

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