I grew up watching MMA and even playing the videogames. From a young age I can remember chanting for guys like Tito Ortiz, looking back it was probably just because he was so over the top and awe-inspiring from that perspective. I have always loved martial arts and eventually decided to try it out. In 2011 I stepped into Terry Middleton’s karate and boxing school in New Albany, Indiana to check out the MMA course offered and I was hooked and still am to this date. I love attending class, sparring, and even helping some of the beginning students. I currently have to separate my time equally between school, work, music, and MMA, but no matter what I try to put my best into all of them.
Terry Hunt is a Network Administrator by day and an MMA enthusiast/practitioner by night. After maintaining routers, switches and firewalls, Terry unwinds at multiple gyms throughout the week. With a high school background in wrestling, Terry began boxing in 2008 and studying MMA and BJJ in 2010. A self-described opinionated “a-hole” looking for an outlet for his MMA passions, he began offering his perspectives to the editor-in-chief (and training partner) of ARearNakedChoke.com, Eric Hobaugh, in 2011.
I can remember my mother telling me no to the potential rental of UFC 1 from the local RoadRunner video store. It took weeks for me to convince my mom it was just like boxing. I was 15 years old in 1993 and I was blown away how a 175 guy named Royce Gracie could beat a 220+ lb. steroid filled Ken Shamrock. I was hooked; UFC 2 couldn’t come soon enough. I was not an athletic kid and never trained, but I was a couch potato who watched every UFC as they were made available. Not much has change 19 years later.
Favorite fighters: Dan Severn, Royce Gracie, Kimo Leopoldo, Frank Mir, Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin, Fedor Emelianenko, Cro-Cop, Rashad Evans and Roy Nelson.