What is your name? Jordan Johnson
What do your friends call you? Big Swingin’
When were you born? I was born in Richmond VA but was only there for a short time, my family lived in Panama because my dad was in the Air force… My mom decided to have me be born in her hometown. Shortly after my birth we went back to Panama where I spent the early years of my childhood.
Do you have any pets? If so, how many, what kind, and what are their names? I had two chickens… Unfortunately they have disappeared, I suspect the neighbor’s cat was involved. They were named Nugget & tender RIP.
Where did you grow up? I grew up all over the place because of my dad’s work… the two most interesting places I lived were Panama & Kuwait.
Where do you currently live? I live in Gilbert AZ
Where do you call home? I have a lot of roots in the Midwest but I def. consider AZ home.
What is your sport/discipline? I’m a professional fighter, I’m a wrestler at heart, wrestling will always be my first love.
How long have you been at it? I finished college wrestling in the spring of 2012 and had my first amateur fight in Jan of 2013.
What are some accolades/accomplishments you are most proud of? I’d have to say winning my UFC debut was probably the happiest I’ve been after a fight.
What drives you to push forward? My family is 100% my drive. Having my family is my reason to try and be the best version of myself
What do you want to be when you grow up? Good Looking
What is your favorite protein (beef, bison, pork, elk, chicken, fish/seafood) and cut? There’re two versions of me… there is lose weight version where all I want is my steel head. And there is the get strong version of me where all I want is my Bison Ribeye…. I’m gonna go eat a Ribeye right now
What is your favorite meal? I have some downtime right now, so I’ve been trying the keto diet. I made some keto chicken parmesan and right now it’s my favorite.
Do you meal prep? If so, what day do you prep and how many days do you prep for? I meal prep every Sunday and Wednesday when I’m in fight camp… When I’m out of camp I’ll usually do one big grill day on the weekend and during the week try and have some fun in the kitchen and try new recipes
What is your average daily meat consumption (in ounces)? In camp I’m probably eating about a lb of meat throughout the entire day. Out of camp I’ll eat double that…. Sometimes triple lol
What does nutrition (whole food) play into your diet? Competing at this level you have to eat whole foods, if you try and supplement to much your body’s gonna break down. With that in mind, I keep it pretty simple. I eat good quality food. If I have to lose a little weight, I eat a little less.
Are you adhering to a certain diet protocol? If so, what it is? I’m in my “off season” right now so I can play around with my diet a little. I’m trying keto out right now, the first week was a little rough but I’m actually feeling pretty good now.
What is your favorite music to listen to? I love 80’s pop…. I’m talking Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Belinda
How do you relax? MMA can be super stressful, I spend my free time hanging out with my family and playing with my baby boy Jack… things I do to keep my stress down are daily sauna sessions and I try and get in a ice bath a couple times a week.
What advice would you tell your 16-year-old self? (In the case your 16-year-old self would listen to you.) You’re gonna have a hot wife
What do you like most about Stay Classy Meats? Love* I love the people at Stay Classy Meats. MMA is a brutal industry. You win everyone wants to be behind you. You lose and everyone writes you off. Stay Classy Meats has stayed with me through the hard times and that means the world… With that said, having the ability to click a few buttons and have the highest quality protein delivered to your doorstep is incredible.
Do you have a website you would like us to link to? I can be found online on all social media platforms @doublejmma