Whitney "DaBully" Jean-Francois shows he's a fighter in all aspects of life

Whitney “DaBully” Jean-Francois shows he’s a fighter in all aspects of life

When Whitney “DaBully” Jean-Francois enters the cage this Friday for his fight at Ring of Combat, he will already have won before the bell even rings.Ring Of Combat 61, Whitney Jean-Francois

DaBully has not fought professionally since his loss to Jon Delbrugge in November of 2015. His battle in the meantime, has been a real life one, as he was shot in his torso and spent 15 days in the hospital. Doctors told him there was a chance that he could lose a kidney.

During his struggles from a hospital bed, Whitney had time to reflect on the important things. Being in excellent physical condition was a great help as his medical team did an amazing job to nurse the 31 year old back to health and save all of his organs.  Now it was time to get back to the things that he loved.

Competition has always been in his blood since school as Whitney wrestled throughout his informative years.

Determination brought him to Terry Gold and Brooklyn MMA where he now calls home.

Gold has built his academy from the ground up and they’ve quickly become a staple on the regional MMA scene producing both amateur and professional fighters.  Terry is excited to have the same opportunity with the comeback of Jean-Francois.

DaBully starts his comeback at one of the top regional promotions in the country this Friday, November 17th, in Atlantic City, NJ.

Louis Neglia’s Ring of Combat will welcome him back as he takes on Greg Styles out of Animals MMA Yonkers, NY.  He’s got to watch his opponent one time and tells us that he’s a purple belt in jiu-jitsu.  Please check out Whitney’s full interview below.

What an amazing story and reflection on reality.  We will have up to the minute results and photos from ROC 61 as well as a full recap.


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'Beautiful' Bob Meloni
More than 15 years experience in the PA/NJ regional MMA circuit. Commentator/post fight interviews/pre-fight show host @ Art of War Cage Fighting and Ring of Combat The story of the fighter is what Bob loves about the sport. From the lowest level, to the highest, he only cares about the two warriors who do battle once the cage doors close. Everything else is secondary. Without their blood, sweat, and tears, he would not be here enjoying every minute.