Jake Matthews, one of the Australians taking the UFC by storm

Jake Matthews, one of the Australians taking the UFC by storm

February 01, 2018

Newsflash: The UFC comes to Perth this February 11 and it probably doesn't come as a surprise that there's few Australians on the card. We know the Veteran community all love watching a good biff, so we want to make sure none of you miss out on Jake Matthews vs Jingliang. We've sponsored Jake with some of our favourite gear in the lead up to his fight, and we're bloody stoked to see him kicking around repping our brand. 

For those of you who don't know Jake, read on.

How did you get into Martial Arts and why did you hang around?

I first began training MMA as a means to stay fit during the Football (AFL) off season, 6 months later at age 16 I had my first fight and won via head kick KO. From that moment I knew this sport was for me and gave up footy to pursue a career as a Martial Artist.

Jake Matthews

What would you be doing if it wasn’t for a fighting career?

I’ve always wanted the most out of life and to push myself to my limits, so if I never began fighting I’d still be doing something crazy. Most likely I’d be looking at a military or police career in a specialist capacity. Or as a professonal athlete in one of the extreme sports that I dabble in.

What are your future goals?

My goals for the future remain the same as they always have, I’ve always had 6 major goals in life;

  • Fight in the UFC
  • Win a UFC title
  • Open my own martial arts gym
  • Buy a farm
  • A career with either the Military or Police Force
  • Travel the world

So far I’ve achieved 2 of 6 so I’m not doing to bad.

 jakeufc

What lead you to Skilled Athlete as company?

I have always had a massive appreciation for those who serve both home and abroad and all my life I’ve been involved and interested in fitness, I like that Skilled Athlete bring the two together. I have always had the mindset of being hard to kill - I believe that Skilled Athlete really embrace that mindset.

Who is your favourite fighter of all time?

My favourite fighter of all time is Georges St Pierre, ever since I was younger I have tried to base my career off what GSP has achieved, not only in the octagon but the way he conducts himself outside the octagon as well.

jakewin

Jake, from us at Skilled Athlete; Your attitude will take you places and we'll definitely be watching! Thanks for tracking us down and letting us be a part of this awesome journey you're on. 


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