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M-1 Global’s Jacob “Tick Tock” McClintock Aiming for 10th First-Round Finish

It’s hard to turn your back on a fighter who has finished their last nine opponents inside the first round. On August 11, Jacob “Tick Tock” McClintock (9-2) will try to add another tally on his resume against Brandon “The Juggernaut” Bell (8-6) in the welterweight division during the PPV main card for Road to M1-Global USA at the Global Mall in Nashville, Tennessee.

McClintock currently trains out of Charleston, South Carolina where he carries a handful of impressive grappling credentials including four U.S National Championships, three Pan American Championships, 2012 Arizona International Gold Medal just to name a few. The Gustavo Dantas black-belt leads by example by owning his own gym solely focusing on what he does best called Tick-Tock Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu out in Charleston. The nickname “Tick Tock” was given to him by a teammate he trained with at Arizona Combat Sports (ACS) which explained “it’s only a matter of time before he wins a fight.”
One of the most memorable wins was back in 2009 where McClinktock defeated Alexander “Thunder of the North” Yakovlev via first-round armbar with 4:59 left on the clock. Since then Yakovlev fought for the UFC and has wins over Paul “Semtax” Daley and Gray “The Bully” Maynard. However, Yakovlev went three rounds with Demian Maia despite losing to a unanimous decision. 
When speaking to MMA Today, the accomplishments before the age of 30 seemed rather evident. When asked what was the biggest drive behind it all McClintock answered, “Money. When I started training you were lucky to be making $35 a fight now you can make a living doing it.. plus I enjoy fighting.” As M1-Global makes the move in branching out to recruit fighters, the timing couldn’t be any more perfect for more opportunities down the road. Especially now with the UFC molding a solid partnership deal as a feeder league.

The Russian-Chinese investment fund, Mubadala Investment Company and the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced foundation of UFC Russia. The new company is going to promote MMA and organize new shows in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). M-1 Global is going to be a partner taking care of finding Russian athletes and preparing them for the fights. M-1 Challenge champions will get a unique opportunity to sign contracts with the UFC. M-1 Global president Vadim Finkelchtein: «We are looking forward to further cooperation with the UFC and the Russian-Chinese investment fund working on developing young Russian talents and this will benefit our sports very much. MMA is a very popular kind of sports and cooperation of the UFC, investment fund and M-1 Global can take MMA in Russia to new level. Competition in M-1 Global is going to be even tougher and that means we are going to see even more excellent and spectacular fights!» _____ Чемпионы М-1 будут автоматом попадать в UFC «В смешанных единоборствах России будет больше ярких и зрелищных поединков» 18 июля Российско-китайский инвестиционный фонд, Mubadala Investment Company и американская компания UFC (Ultmate Fightng Championship) объявили о создании совместной компании UFC RUSSIA. Новое предприятие сфокусируется на развитии индустрии смешанных боевых искусств (MMA) в России и СНГ, займется подготовкой и проведением спортивных мероприятий под брендом UFC. Поиском и подготовкой новых ММА-атлетов в РФ займется M-1 Global, которая станет гарантированным трамплином в эту организацию – чемпионы M-1 будут автоматически переходить в UFC. «Мы с нетерпением ждем возможности работать с UFC и РКИФ над развитием молодых ММА талантов в России и СНГ, что, несомненно, поможет развитию этого вида спорта в целом. ММА уже является очень популярным видом спорта среди наших атлетов, и совместная работа с UFC и РКИФ поможет вывести ММА на принципиально новый уровень. Это означает, что в Лиге смешанных единоборств М-1 возрастет конкуренция, будет больше ярких и зрелищных поединков», – считает Вадим Финкельштейн, президент M-1 Global.

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Without a doubt the competition inside the UFC is high-dprofile. By fighting for numerous federations in the past and money continues to be the main drive McClintock explains,

“I feel like I can beat anyone in the UFC.”

 

 

“Tick Tock” is open and willing to fight whoever whenever as long the money is right and it makes sense within the timeline from being a gym owner on the side. First McClintock has to get through his opponent Bell on August 11, winner of back-to-back fights. Wondering how Bell stacks up in this fight and McClintock confidently stated, “he doesn’t. He will lose.”

Lastly after this Saturday the 30-year-old is only looking to call out UFC President, Dana White. Meanwhile, the journey of “Tick Tock” will be one to follow if you haven’t already so keep your eyes glued.

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I'm a little bit of this and a little bit of that. insanely obsessed with people bashing each other in the face tho..

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