With grit, dedication, and a lot of hard work, MMA fighter Kelly Merrick is steadily rising to his dream of competing in the UFC. The undefeated Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu maintains a record of 4-0 and he is setting his eyes on an even bigger achievement in the coming years – a UFC championship belt.
Currently training in Grit Training Center in Butte, Montana, he works tirelessly to perfect his Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, and Muay Thai training. With the help of the coaches at Grit Training Center, he has successfully transformed into someone a lot of young people can emulate and look up to. Kelly Merrick understands very well what it takes to make it to UFC, and training with the best coaches has helped him greatly to prepare for his ultimate goal.
At this point in this career, he is open to training under more MMA coaches to get the best practices of every athlete. He believes that in order to take home a UFC championship belt, he needs to be teachable and humble enough to seek the counsel of those who are better than him at the sport. As someone possessing a champion’s mindset, humility is one of his top attributes, knowing that the road to the UFC championship is best taken with people he can trust and learn from.
Kelly Merrick is one of the most hardworking and dedicated MMA athletes at Grit today, working tirelessly to perfect his form and fighting styles. If anything, he is one of the most driven athletes there is in the industry. “I know that there is no one working harder than me and I will always make sure I’m the hardest worker in the room,” the rising MMA athlete shared. “I have dedicated my life to this sport since I was 5 years old when I started Wrestling. I will not allow anyone to stand in my way of accomplishing my dreams to be one of the greatest Mixed Martial Arts athletes in the world.”
To remain consistent and focused on achieving his goals, Kelly Merrick is mostly motivated by his parents, apart from his personal dreams for himself. He works hard to be able to express his gratitude to his parents for raising him well. He hopes to be able to repay them for all their hard work by allowing them to retire and enjoy stress-free days ahead of them.
It is just a matter of time before Kelly Merrick makes it to the UFC and becomes a top 15 contender. In the next few years, he sees himself becoming one of the world’s toughest fighters and bringing honor to his family and the country as well. Along with his success in the sport, he also envisions massive growth for Grit Training Center. He wants to see it expand and accommodate more athletes who can train with the best. As a nationwide gym, it can be a safe haven for a lot of young people aspiring to make a name for themselves in MMA.
As Kelly Merrick works his way to the top of his game, he hopes his life serves as an inspiration to others to never give up on their dreams, but simply to focus on their goals by working hard. In the end, he believes that it is a person’s dedication and hard work that will take him to his desired destination. Learn more about Kelly Merrick and Grit Training Center by visiting this website. Follow Grit on Facebook for updates on its latest events.