Jason High has been a staple near the top of whichever division he’s competing in for much of his career. The veteran rebounded from a loss to Joao Zeferino at WSOF33 with a win over fellow veteran Caros Fodor at #PFLDaytona. The win will provide High with momentum heading into the inaugural Professional Fighters League season next year. Get to know the lightweight contender
bBefore “The KC Bandit” goes for the grand prize of $1 million.
A Dual Threat
High owns 20 professional victories in MMA and part of that is due to his versatility. High has showcased stopping power with his strikes along with a dangerous submission game on the ground. Of High’s 20 victories, 13 have come before the final bell. Opponents have to be prepared for everything when facing
Why Buy When You Can Grow?
A solid diet and nutrition plan is key for any professional MMA fighter. In an effort to ensure he gets the proper nutrients, High enjoys growing his own vegetables and other food. The lightweight contender has his own garden and routinely posts pics of the healthy superfood that powers him through training camp.
An Old School Type of Fighter
Competing 26 times as a professional, High is one of the most seasoned veterans currently on the roster. “The KC Bandit” made a successful MMA debut back in 2005. The win in his debut would be the beginning of a seven-fight winning streak.
I’ve Been Everywhere Man
Being active in MMA for over a decade means High has found himself competing in a number of promotions. The well-traveled fighter has competed for the UFC, Strikeforce, Titan FC, Dream and Affliction.
Earning a Promotion
High enjoyed a bit of a break from MMA competition from 2011-2013. Although he wasn’t competing in MMA, High was still active. High earned a gold medal at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Championships in 2012 in the medium-heavyweight blue belt division. High was subsequently promoted to purple belt.
The Story Behind the Numbers
If you check out High’s record as amateur wrestler, you likely won’t be impressed. However, when you examine the story behind High’s amateur wrestling record, you’ll see High’s wrestling is no joke. After a standout career at Meramec, High walked-on to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln wrestling team. High would earn three varsity letters during his Division-I wrestling career.
Shredding the Dumb Jock Stereotype
It’s no secret MMA can sometimes get a bad rep from those who aren’t familiar with it. The “dude-bro” stereotype is an image fighters have been struggling with since MMA’s popularity explosion in the past 10 years. Doing his part to show MMA fighters can be more than just meatheads, High is an avid book reader. He routinely seeks out advice from his social media followers and seemingly goes through books on a weekly basis.
Social Media Game is on Point
The ability to self-market is a key attribute for a fighter’s success in this day and age. Maintaining an active social media presence is the easiest way for fighters to market themselves. Looking to take full advantage of those outlets, High is one of the more active fighters across social media.
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