Humanizing Athletes: UFC Fighter Jalin Turner’s Favorite Things

Jalin Turner

UFC Fighter Jalin Turner (9-5)

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.

Jalin “The Tarantula” Turner is one of the most exciting lightweight prospects in the UFC, and he is only 25-years-old. He has never gone to a decision in any of his wins and has a 100% finish rate. In his nine wins, he has eight knockouts and one submission, Turner finishes fights.

Turner might have only turned pro four years ago but he has fought in most of the biggest fights promotions, including the World Series of Fighting, King of the Cage, Bellator, and Tachi Palace Fights.

“The Tarantula” came on the radar of many fans when he competed on season two of “Dana White’s Contender Series.” He defeated Max Mustaki by TKO via doctor stoppage. While he didn’t get a contract, he did get signed a few months later and made his UFC debut at UFC 229 against one of the best welterweights in the UFC, Vicente Luque. Turner lost, however, he made a quick turnaround and fought four months later at his real weight, lightweight.

Turner got his first win in the promotion at UFC 234 when he knocked out Callan Potter in the first round and got robbed a performance of the night.

At 6’3” and 77-inch reach, Turner is a nightmare matchup for anyone.

Turner is riding a one-fight winning streak and returns to action against Thiago Moisés on Sept. 5, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 176.

When asked what we should expect from his next fight Turner said, “Expect me getting my hand raised again, that’s all.”

Here is a list of UFC fighter Jalin Turner’s favorite things.

  • Favorite food – Hmmm… Sushi, Korean BBQ, Italian, Burger and Fries
  • Favorite drink – Michelada con Tequila – lemon up
  • Favorite color- Black, White, Blue, Red, and Grey
  • Favorite fight on my own – My fight against Gabriel Green
  • Favorite sport to watch – Skateboarding and Boxing
  • Favorite submission to practice – Heel Hook and Guillotine
  • Favorite athlete – Not sure
  • Favorite movie – All of the Michael Myers movies, Dawn of the dead, the Underworld movies, Resident Evil,  Blade, Hunger Games, and Maze runner.
  • Favorite TV show – Freakish, You, Yu Yu Hakusho
  • Favorite video game – Call of duty
  • Favorite song – Most of Nipsey’s songs, Juice Wrld, Lil Uzi Vert, Mozzy and the Game songs
  • Favorite musician – Juice Wrld
  • Favorite animal – Crocodiles, Dogs, and Tarantulas
  • Favorite holiday – Fourth of July
  • Favorite hobby – Tarantula keeping, and Dog training

You can follow UFC fighter Jalin Turner on Instagram and Twitter.

Check out the rest of my Humanizing Series.

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