Monday, January 28, 2008

Chad “Don’t Play” Jay to fight on HD Net Fights vs. Jake Rosholt of Team Takedown

I met Chad “Don’t Play” Jay at the Roufusport Gym last week. He is from Team Remix and trains with UFC Fighter Alan Belcher in Mississippi. He is in Milwaukee training for his upcoming fight with Jake Rosholt that will be broadcast live on HD Net Fights on February 15, 2008 from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Chad Jay sports an MMA record of (7-1) according to Sherdog. Six of his victories have come via submissions and one of his victories has come via verbal submission due to strikes from ground and pound. Despite all the submission victories Jay claims he isn’t a Jiu-Jitsu fighter. Here’s his take: “I usually set my submissions up using ground and pound. I’m trying to get away from that because my jiu-jitsu game isn’t excellent. I don’t want to have to rely on subbing guys, I need to get my hands and Muay Thai better, along with my wrestling.”

Here’s what his coach and teammate Alan “The Talent” Belcher had to say about him. “He’s not a Jiu-Jitsu guy, it’s kind of funny. He beats people into a position that they want him to submit them. That’s what he does, if he gets on top of you, he’s going to beat your face in until you want to give him your back. He doesn’t work for the choke, they almost just give him the choke. Sometimes he’ll hit them so damn hard they go limp and he takes the choke. He doesn’t care about winning by TKO, he’s a competitor, he goes in there and wins the fastest way he can.”

Jay’s opponent is Jake Rosholt of Team Takedown. Rosholt is a three-time NCAA Division 1 Champion and four-time All American wrestler from Oklahoma State. Rosholt has a (3-0) MMA record and a (105-20) collegiate career wrestling record.

Team Takedown made headlines last year introducing a new concept to MMA. Team Takedown is paying each of it’s four recruits $100,000 a year to train full time in MMA. The goal is to build some of the biggest names in MMA from scratch using top-level collegiate wrestlers. The other recruits include Johnny Hendricks, Eric Bradley, and Shane Roller. All four are All American wrestlers and most are NCAA national champions. Rosholt and Hendricks still remain undefeated at (3-0) and (2-0) respectively, while Bradley and Roller have both lost fights.

Wisconsin Combat Sports would like to say good luck to Chad “Don’t Play” Jay in his upcoming bout and welcome him to Wisconsin. We’ll keep you posted on the results.
This article was also published on on 01-29-08

1 comment:

Carly said...

Chad Jay is the shiittttt! He's a true MMA fighter who started raw at a young age and has definitely made a name for himself throughout the last few years. He loves what he does and is definitely on his A game...Mr. Rosholt better say his prayers :)