“Christian Athlete” – Jordan Grenyion-Smith: Something special is coming April 28
Jordan Grenyion-Smith (0-1 MMA) and Kyle Cassel (2-1) will meet in a 180-pound catchweight fight at Art of War Cage Fighting’s inaugural event, April 28.
Coming off a 30-second knockout loss to Kyle Newson in 2013, it’s been more than three-years since Grenyion-Smith’s last fight.
“I fought that night because I was promised a personal training job, and my jaw broke from the first punch. Thank God it wasn’t worse,” he said.
“In ’14, I linked up with a Christian camp called Pursuit MMA. I learned more about being a Christian athlete and fought mostly under K-1/GLORY rules. My last two stand up fights were for the WCKC title and the USKA number one contender spot, both losses,” Grenyion-Smith said.
The Pursuit MMA website states this about Grenyion-Smith:
“Jordan is our team’s most passionate member about his mission to use martial arts to spread the message of Christ. He can often be seen backstage at events praying with amateur and professional competitors. He is dedicated to his pursuit of excellence in the sport and has had success in BJJ (2014 NAGA Division Champion) and kickboxing. Jordan is also a boxing instructor at the Ambler YMCA and lends his coaching skills to Pursuit workouts.”
“My team is incredible, and I’ve been blessed with many opportunities to improve,” he continued.
“Something special is coming April 28th. My cousin Omar Cruickshank took me back under his wings… or seismic side control… Crush Crew Jiu-Jitsu in Fort Washington. I’m learning so much there. Also, he partners withsome mastermind coaches; Bill Bryan of New World MMA, catch wrestling ninja; BJJ brown belt and walking land mine Troy Whodabull and boxing wizard Kellz of Grappling Nation. We’re making something pretty incredible, here. Stay tuned.”
Art of War Cage Fighting will be held Friday, April 28 at Lanco Fieldhouse – East Petersburg, PA, 1901 Miller Rd, East Petersburg, PA 17520.