John Brennan is a guy who plans and strategizes his moves when it comes to life and his fight career. “Bearcat” is now working from home, freeing up time for him to train more as well as teach some jiu-jitsu at Gracie 717’s second location in Lititz, PA. On November 10, John enters the Art of War cage as a professional mixed martial artist for the first time taking on Ed (0-1)” Shuperman” Shupe.
I spoke with Bearcat on the phone and asked him why is the timing right to go to the next level and move to the pro ranks…
“The pro rule set plays more into my fight style than amateur and advanced-amateur rules, specifically the 5 minute rounds. The 2 and 3 minute rounds don’t really allow you the time on the ground to open guys up and then work for the submission.” You can hear our entire interview on the link below as John fills us in on his camp, his daily routine and his take on the challenge awaiting him.
Brennan is the reigning Art of War amateur lightweight champion (6-3) and is taking this debut at a catchweight of 160 lbs. He said he is enjoying the fact that his diet has not had to be so strict. Gracie 717 will have a busy night as they have several pros and amateurs scheduled to be in action at the Spooky Nook in Manheim, PA for Mike Bickings Art of War 9 show.
I will be cageside providing commentary with the Big Homie, Justin Haskell and MyMMANews will have live results and a full recap.