Name: Jon Madsen
Trains: H.I.T. Squad
TUF 10 Prediction: First Round
When one looks over the roster of TUF fighters this season Jon Madsen’s name will not stand out. In fact, he will not be a favorite to win the show. He has a 1-0 professional MMA record. He is one of the smaller guys on the show at 6’0″ and 240 lbs. He has only been training MMA for about a year. Madsen says that he has been in and out of jail since 2002 and recently served a 7 month sentence in 2007 for a DUI conviction. Perhaps some will see that as a negative, but that certainly will make the life in the TUF house easier for Madsen.
Madsen’s most notable credentials are his wrestling skills. Madsen actually defeated Brock Lesnar is a wrestling match in high school and fought him to a second overtime loss in college. Madsen, who trains with Matt Hughes and Robbie Lawler at H.I.T. Squad is taking responsibility for his past mistakes and certainly has the wrestling base to be a great martial artist. The question is does he have the all around MMA ability? Well…time will tell. Regardless, this was a great opportunity for Madsen. I do not look for him to win the show, but hey who would have picked Amir Sadollah to win the show either? However, I believe that Madsen could earn a shot on the TUF Finale with a good showing in the house.