Jared Gooden, ring name "NITE TRAIN", is an American Mixed Martial Arts fighter who is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The welterweight turned professional in 2015, compiling a record of 17 wins (7 KO/TKO, 6 Submission, 4 Decision) in 22 pro fights to date. Currently, he is ranked #95th Best MMA Welterweight Fighter.
Fighting out of Atlanta, Georgia, Jared Gooden was born on 5th September 1993, under the star sign Virgo. The twenty-seven years old holds an American nationality and is of Afro-American ethnic background.
Jared Gooden is currently signed to the UFC, where the fighter has a guaranteed amount, which is based on professionalism and popularity. Further, there is a win bonus which is the same as the guaranteed amount and fight of the night and the performance of the night” bonuses which are usually an extra $50,000 which is the same for all.
On Jared's debut fight at UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez, he summoned $13,500. Before signing to the UFC, he has competed at various organizations such as Titan FC, EFC, LFA, NFC, and many more, earning a decent sum of money.
Outside the ring, he makes a good deal of money through 2 WKS OUT, MUSCLECITY BARBELL, and Eat Clean Bro. As of 2021, his net worth is approximately $0.1 million.
Jared Gooden has totally zipped his mouth when it's come to his love life. There is no information about his past and present affairs/girlfriend. Hence, the welterweight fighter is possibly single.
Jared Gooden is a momma boy. Rather than talking about his romantic life, he always ended up talking about his mother and her struggles. "I only have one hero and that's my Mom. She's been fighting for me to have a better life ever since I was a kid. She originally showed me how to fight," Jared said.
Ahead of UFC 260 bout against Abubakar Nurmagomedov, Jared Gooden verbally attacked former UFC veteran, Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is also the cousin of his opponent Abubakar. Gooden criticized the wrestling-heavy approach of the Russian fighters. Also, he made a controversial comparison between Nurmagomedov's team's fighting style and all-male pornography.
He said, "Whenever you hear the name Nurmagomedov, or whenever I do, I think of g** porn. You know what I mean? These guys are gonna come out there, they're gonna try to wrestle, they're gonna d**k ride, they're gonna grab a leg and just stay on the whole three rounds. The Russians, they all fight the same. Nothing against them, they found the system that works for them and it works... But I am gonna go out there and I am gonna change the game... and I am about to come unscathed."
This ain't ended here further he showed overconfidence in his ability to defeat Abubakar Nurmagomedov via knockout or submission, citing Khabib's cousin's submission loss in his promotional debut with the UFC.
Jared Gooden began MMA training on June 2, 2011. "I'll never forget that day," Gooden said. Grew up fighting. the first MMA/UFC fight he watched was of BJ Penn vs Matt Hughes and he couldn't believe the little guy beat the bigger guy. Years later, he made up to the spot.
On 8th August 2015, Jared made his professional debut against Bobby Tucker at NFC 76- Wild Bill's Fight Night 76, defeating him via submission. After that, he went on to fight at various promotions such as Legacy Fighting Championship (LFC), Wild Billi's Fighting Championship (NFC), Orlando City Fights (OCF), Titan FC, Square Ring Promotions, and Empire Fighting Championship (EFC).
In 2020, Jared signed to the UFC, making his promotional debut at UFC 255 - Figueiredo vs. Perez on 21st November 2020 against Alan Jouban. The bout was a unanimous decision but unfortunately not in Jared's favor. In his next fight, he is scheduled to face Abubakar Nurmagomedov at UfC 260: Miocic vs. N'Gannou 2 on 27th March 2021.
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