ENDO Athletics Jiu-Jitsu PRO made its return on June 19th in Crossville, TN. At that event we held a 16-Man White Belt NoGi absolute. One of the competitors in that bracket was Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Foothills competitor Christian McNutt.
We recently were able to catch up with Christian to get a few words from him and also were able to learn a little more about this very young competitor from East Tennessee:
EA: Can you tell everyone a little about yourself and what got you into training and competing in Jiu-Jitsu?
McNutt: My name is Christian McNutt. I’m 19 years old and from Seymour, Tennessee. I’ve always had a love for all combat sports, but grappling particularly. One day I just decided I wanted to try it out instead of just watching it on my phone. With the love I developed for the sport and training , I decided I wanted to try out competition.
EA: Where do you train?
McNutt: I train at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Foothills in Seymour, Tennessee. Major respect to Coach/Professor Jerry Burns for all his does for us there.
EA: Who has been your hardest opponent so far as a competitor and why?
McNutt: My hardest opponent is a tough one, there’s a lot of factors that come to play. I don’t really see anyone as hard or easy due to the fact it takes a lot of guts to compete. There’s always a chance at failure, even if the chances are slim or high.
EA: What are your goals moving forward in 2021?
McNutt: My goals are to keep getting better, be a better teammate, and make a name for myself as a grappler.
EA: When can your fans see you compete again?
McNutt: I won’t put a certain date, but very very soon . I love to compete. A big shout out to ENDO as well for making such awesome/enjoyable events.
EA: Any words for your fans and supporters out there?
McNutt: I appreciate every bit of support and can’t thank you all enough. I’d like to also say follow your dreams and aspirations , no matter how long or hard of a journey it is. There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.