Biography

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I WOULD RATHER STARVE WITH RESPECT, THAN FEAST IN SHAME. I was born in Philadelphia but have spent almost my entire life in New Jersey. Since I can remember I have always been playing one sport or another, and competing. I have played soccer, baseball, tennis, track, rugby, football, and my personal favorite, wrestling. I have been in sports teams practically since I could walk. I attended high school at Pinelands Regional were I narrowed the field of sports down to football in the fall, wrestling in the winter, and track in the spring. After graduating I continued my education at Muhlenberg college in Pa where I further narrowed my sports down to just wrestling. I graduated with a double major in accounting and business administration with a minor in finance. Since I have been out of college I have noticed that there has been a major hole in my life; I missed competing. Realizing this I decided to find a sport to fill this void. After much thought and consideration I decided I wanted to start training and compete in mixed martial arts. I currently am training Muay Thai, Judo, Ju-Jitsu, and boxing. Despite how violent some fights get, there is always one common element carried among all of the fighters–Respect.

Through my training I do not focus on preparing to defeat a specific opponent. I train to better myself and to prepare myself for anything that may happen. If I get submitted, than I did not train my grappling and submission defense enough. If I get knocked out, than I did not train my stand-up skills enough. If I lose because of my conditioning, than I did not train my cardio enough. If I lose a decision, than I did not work hard enough to finish the fight. If I lose because I lost my composure or was not mentally prepared, than I did not meditate enough on the fight. If I lose I have nowhere to look but within. If I win it is because I have the help of great people around me.

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“Brutal” Brendan Barrett

Press and Exposure
Oprah Magazine May 2014 Issue
ESPN Radio
Sirius Fight Club radio
Full Contact Fighter Magazine
Ultimate Grappling Magazine
Mixed Martial Arts Authority Magazine
Gladiator Magazine
Numerous newspaper and online interviews

Additional Honors & Awards
3X Ring of Combat HWT Champion MMA
Raging Warrior HWT Champion MMA
Locked in the Cage HWT Champion MMA
XFE Cage Wars HWT Champion MMA

Licensed Pro MMA Fighter
Licensed Pro Boxer
Licensed Manager

Submission Grappling
2007 NAGA HWT World Champion
2009 NAGA HWT World Champion
2009 Rhino Open Grappling Tournament HWT Champion
2009 Rhino Open Grappling tournament Absolute Champion

MMA Promotions
IFL
Ring of Combat
Reality Fighting
World’s Best Fighter
Extreme Challenge
Raging Warrior
Locked in the Cage
XFE Cage Wars

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