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The MMA Journalist: August 2014

Disclaimer: One small, indirectly related Google search somehow landed us in view of this article we have never seen before-- had to share.

☝️ Fight Video in there too! ☝️


Saturday, August 9, 2014. Article by: Jim Genia, The MMA Journalist

Gather 'round kids and I'll tell you the story of Jerome "Jay" Isip, one of the Northeast MMA scene's pioneers and a dude who defined the term "nonstop, crazy action" for generations of fighters to come.
Like many of his contemporaries, Jay was forged in the seminal crucible of combat known as BAMA Fight Night, where he'd overwhelm opponents by doing about 20 things for every one thing they did.
If you picture in your mind The Tasmanian Devil (but with well-coiffed hair), then you've got a snapshot of Jay.
His transition to pro was a bit rocky, but to beat Jay meant a competitor could deal with constant, adverse pressure, so he was somewhat sought out by coaches who wanted to test their fighters.
One glance at his record says it all - he fought Kurt Pellegrino, Mike Easton, Deividas Taurosevičius and Frankie Edgar. It doesn't get much tougher than that.
Jay's fights are few and far between nowadays, but he's stepping into the cage tonight at CFFC 38 in Atlantic City, N.J., so hold on to your hats.


Coach Jay,

Your willingness to share the wisdom acquired through the highs and lows of your own journey are invaluable, shaping your community not just as martial artists but as individuals striving for excellence in all aspects of life.

Your resilience has unknowingly become a source of inspiration for countless individuals. Your dedication and passion have left an indelible mark on all of us fortunate enough to learn from you.

Thank you for your tireless commitment to passing down your knowledge.

Your legacy will continue to guide and inspire generations to come.


Enjoy some throwbacks from Jay's career!

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