Jeremy Fairhurst, JMA’s Athlete of the month! October 23′

JMurrayAthletics Athlete of the Month: Jeremy Fairhurst – October 2023

In the world of sports, there are stories that inspire us, stories that remind us of the indomitable human spirit. This October, we are thrilled to introduce you to our Athlete of the Month, Jeremy Fairhurst, a martial artist whose journey from adversity to triumph is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

Jeremy’s passion for martial arts ignited when he was just 14 years old, an age when most of us are still figuring out our place in the world. Little did he know that this passion would become his guiding light through life’s darkest moments. Jeremy’s story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the unyielding spirit of a fighter.

the Lows

The turning point in Jeremy’s life came about a year ago when he found himself facing a series of hardships. A tumultuous relationship left him emotionally battered and physically frail, dropping his weight to a mere 102.2 pounds. The toll it took on his body was shocking, and he admits to looking like an “island survivor” in those dark days. But Jeremy’s story is not one of despair; it’s a story of redemption and resilience.

The spark that ignited his path to recovery was a visit to a local MMA show shortly after his lowest point. Surrounded by the energy of the fights, he felt an overwhelming sense that it was time for him to reclaim his life. He made a pact with himself, not just to recover but to become the best version of himself, culminating in a victorious moment in the cage.

A Complete Turn Around!

Jeremy began training rigorously at Bushido MMA, under the guidance of Yonah Yisrael, a remarkable coach, referee, promoter, and former fighter who had even officiated for the UFC. With a renewed sense of purpose, Jeremy embarked on his journey, focusing on improving his cardio while maintaining his weight, thanks to appetite medications prescribed by his doctor.

Kickboxing became Jeremy’s forte, blending in takedowns whenever the opportunity arose. Despite having limited ground experience, he was determined to rise above his green status as a fighter. His dedication to his craft was unwavering, even in the face of unexpected adversity. Halfway through his training camp, he lost his job, and the weight of financial troubles bore down on him. It was during these tough times that Jeremy found unwavering support from his girlfriend, Tae, who had been his pillar of strength since the health crash.


Jeremy’s transformation was nothing short of remarkable. From a frail 102.2 pounds, he now stood at 119 pounds, a testament to his unwavering determination and resilience. Fighting in the 125-pound category, Jeremy had defied the odds and come out stronger than ever.

Jeremy Fairhurst’s journey from the depths of despair to the pinnacle of his fighting career serves as a beacon of hope for all of us. He attributes his success to the unwavering support of his friends and family, who were there to pick him up when he was too weak to stand on his own.

The comeback kid!

This October, we salute Jeremy Fairhurst as our Athlete of the Month, not just for his incredible achievements in the cage but for the inspiring story of triumph over adversity that he represents. Jeremy reminds us that no matter how challenging life may become, with determination, perseverance, and a strong support system, we can rise above it all and emerge as champions.

As Jeremy steps into the cage this month, he carries with him the hopes and dreams of everyone who has faced their own battles and emerged victorious. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this incredible athlete, and we’ll be cheering him on every step of the way!


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