Biography(references)Jardine was born in Butte, Montana, moved to Oregon, and finally settled in Los Angeles, California, where he attended Canoga Park High School. Jardine played football and competed in Greco-Roman wrestling in high school under Coach Rudy Lugo, and continued to compete at Los Angeles Pierce College, then for his final two years of college as a defensive lineman at New Mexico Highlands University, which has a Division II program. Before focusing on a career in mixed martial arts, Jardine worked as a personal trainer, firefighter, football coach, miner, and bounty hunter. He also played rugby and competed in high-level wrestling tournaments after college before traveling to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he began training for MMA with Greg Jackson. In 2014 Jardine featured on a social media video that went viral where he proceeded to track down a thief and make a citizen's arrest.
Fighter Trivia(references)Jardine is currently engaged to MMA Women's Atomweight fighter Jodie Esquibel, who was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Quinton Jackson, Matt Hamill
UFC: Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Forrest Griffin
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