On Friday, December 6, one of Louisiana’s own mixed martial artist, Jared Fryoux, will look to accomplish the dignifying task of earning two championships with two different organizations. Five fights into his amateur career makes the task even more of an accolade. Louisiana has been known to produce amazing fighters since the early ages of the sport. Fryoux looks to continue that tradition of the fighter friendly pastime.
Introduction to Combat Sports
Many of the world’s best mixed martial artists have started at an early age with some form of combat. Fryoux is no different, starting at a young age with the sweet science of boxing. “Well my grandpa was a boxer so I was taught how to throw a good punch when I was young , but I didn’t really start martial arts until I got to college,” Fryoux told MyMMANews. “Even then I didn’t think I was going to be fighting. ( was just kinda doing jiu jitsu as a hobby for a few years then I picked up kickboxing later on.”
Fryoux currently trains at BMAC located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The gym is owned and operated by Master Ryu Neves. The gym houses many of the area’s best fighters across all forms of combat. Junior Oliveira, brother of UFC veteran Charles Oliveira, fights out of the gym and teaches several of the jiu-jitsu classes.
All fighters have influences in their life and career that propel them to the status they achieve in the sport. “I would have to say my old Coach Billy Wood. He made me take my first fight when I didn’t even think I was ready to fight. He’s pushed me past my limits mentally and physically. Without him pushing me, I probably would have never tried to fight.”
Currently possessing a 3-1 record, Fryoux has finished all of his opponents but his debut which he won via unanimous decision. In his most recent outing at Island Fights 59 in September 2019, Fryoux finished his opponent in 57 seconds of the first round via rear naked choke. This earned him the Island Fights amateur flyweight championship. The rear naked choke marked his second in a row showing his danger on the ground. This Friday, Fryoux will go for his second belt at Bayou Fighting Championship 43 when he battles Jacob Spray. “I think I’ve put in the best work for this fight. Now I just need to go out there and compete and perform my best and enjoy the opportunity at hand.”
For anyone who has not seen Fryoux compete in-person, he was asked what fighter his style closest resembles. “I’ve been compared to TJ Dillishaw before and I’m okay with that. I like his fighting style and he’s a very smart but vicious fighter.”