Jared Cannonier Quit Job Before TUF 25 Finale


Jared Cannonier earned a third round TKO victory over late replacement fighter Nick Roehrick on the main card of the UFC Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale.

Prior to his bout at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, the fighter quit his job at the FAA to focus more on his professional MMA career.

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“It’s not fun working 10 hours a day and then going to try and train at night,” Cannonier said after the event.

The win over Roehrick was the third victory in the UFC for Cannonier, as the other two wins came over Ion Cutelaba and Cyril Asker.

Cannonier is also of the Jewish faith and his bout at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale fell during Shabbot, which is a time period in which he never wants to fight on again.

“I would prefer never to fight on a Shabbat,” he said. “Maybe the next time they offer the fight on Shabbat, I’ll be like, ‘Nah, I can’t do it.’ But I needed the fight to quit my job.”

The fighter did find some success on the regional circuit before coming to the UFC a little while back, as he is a former Alaska Fighting Championships Light Heavyweight Champion.

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