UFC veteran and BJJ champion Eliot Marshall joins the show to talk about finding BJJ in 1997, cult mentalities that exist in BJJ, the UFC, his love for teaching and meditation. He also provides one of the funniest answers The Pummel has ever seen. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES:

  • Moms don’t get Jiu-Jitsu
  • Origins and finding martial arts
  • Finding Jiu-Jitsu in 1997
  • Cleaning the gym for training
  • Offering a way for students to train when times are tough financially
  • Following a life of Jiu-Jitsu without support
  • Cult mentality in Jiu-Jitsu
  • Sharing knowledge
  • Colorado’s early Jiu-Jitsu scene
  • Traveling to compete
  • His favorite memory competing in BJJ
  • Competing in the Tijuca Tennis Club
  • How he started teaching
  • Working with kids
  • Being a good training partner
  • What he enjoys about teaching
  • The Pummel
  • Grilling
  • The toughest fight of his career
  • Meditation
  • Returning to competition and donating profits to mental health
  • Living happily in a polarized society
  • His intro to MMA
  • The Ultimate Fighter Show
  • Conquering fear
  • Advice for future fathers
  • Why losses can be some of the most important moments of your life
  • The decision to retire
  • His advice for anyone who wants to pursue MMA
  • Goals for the future
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