[dropcap]G[/dropcap]rant “The Prophet” Dawson, born (February 20th, 1994) in Cambria, Wisconsin, moved with his family to Nebraska and grew up in Stromsburg, a small town 100 miles west of Omaha.
Dawson acquired his start in mixed martial arts by way of wrestling in high school (40-8 senior season). He admits that he was looking for something more after enduring relentless bullying by upper classmen. Dawson says, “I remember the first time I saw a UFC fight, I was like, this is it! This is what I have been looking for.” Dawson started competing in MMA while still in high school and has not looked back. He trains seven days a week without fail. Dawson considers himself a wrestler/grappler. He has won all of his fights by way of submission. Dawson says, “I train in boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai but I am a wrestler. If I won all of my fights with a submission I would be happy. I don’t need to knock people out to win.” He has trained with “No Quarter Given” in York, NE and “Premier Combat” in Omaha, NE but he now works out almost exclusively with “Team Viper” in Lincoln, NE and his mentors are Jordan Johnson, Robert Rojas and Jeff Alexander.
What people may not know about Grant is that he is a huge Star Wars fan. “Yeah, I’m a huge Star Wars geek. It’s not like I try to hide it but it just doesn’t come up in my everyday MMA life.” When asked to sum up his life right now in one word, Grant says, “blessed.” He is a blessed and gifted young man and MMA Futures is very proud to have Grant as part of our team and we look forward to bigger and better things in his future.
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