Eddie
Gordon
8-4-0W-L-D

Fighter Info

Nickname: Truck
From: Montego Bay, Jamaica West Indies
Fights Out Of: Uniondale, New York USA
Age: 32
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Biography

TRAINING: For this fight we are working on all aspects of my game and we plan on being ready for his high-level BJJ.
 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training and fighting because of a bet. I ran into Chris Weidman (a high school friend) and he took me under his wing.

What ranks and titles have you held?
 TUF 19 middleweight winner, Ring of Combat light heavyweight champion

Do you have any heroes?
My heroes are my parents and my older brother.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It means the world fighting in the UFC. It's a way to change my family's life for the better.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I graduated from Fordham University with a major in finance and another major in marketing & communication.
 
What was your job before you started fighting? Sales consultant for a remodeling company, and before that I was finance director for a publishing company.

Favorite striking technique:
I love boxing
• Team Edgar on TUF 19

• Had 3-0 amateur record

• Pro since 2011

• Three wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)

• Two first round finishes
 
• Has two sons
 
• Has won three of his last five
 
• Origin of nickname: “I am Truck. It's more than a name now. My hero, my older brother, gave it to me when I was a little scrawny kid playing football. I played football with the older kids and I did well. I was running them over so my brother gave me the name and I grew into it.”