Growing up in a family of law enforcement officials, Jonavin Webb thought that he would someday also become a police officer. While he was wrestling at Cherokee High School in Marlton, New Jersey, Webb was introduced to jiu-jitsu and his future was changed forever. He wasn’t even a fan of mixed martial arts until then.
Webb went on to have a successful run and made it to the UFC in 2015. In his brief stay, he went 0-2 suffering the only two losses of his career. Now at 10-2, he is not only loving fighting, he is the owner and head instructor at Webb Fitness and MMA in Washington Township where he gets to give back to other fighters as well as the diverse clientele who frequent his beautiful establishment.
Jonavin “Spyder” Webb will be taking on Tanner Saraceno (7-2) coming up on September 14th in Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget Casino, where Legacy Fighting Alliance will be making their debut in the Garden State. This card will be televised on AXS TV and gives Webb another opportunity to display his talents to a national crowd. Of course Webb would love to make it back to the UFC, but he is concentrating on this fight and helping his fellow teammates prepare as well. I stopped up to see Jonavin at his school as he and Sean Brady were finishing up a workout. Brady is on the same fight card and will be taking his 8-0 mark into the main event vs the 5-0 Gil Urbina. You can see our interview below.
Jonavin and I talk about his school, his upcoming fight, and how having a daughter has changed him. If you are ever in the area, do yourself a favor and check out Webb Fitness and MMA.