MMA Fighter Jason Samson takes the All Me Challenge to compete drug free.
Jit-jitsu saved my life” is something that you will hear Jason Sampson say if you hang around him long enough, and he means it.
Jason was a tough kid growing up in a bad part of town and was known as a trouble maker most of his life. This all changed when he began wrestling at the age of 12. He took to the sport easily which kept him out of trouble and led to him becoming a Division 2 All-American on the wrestling team at the Apprentice School in Newport News, VA.
A freak accident led to a wrestling opponent being paralyzed and resulted in Jason and his college wrestling team being dragged into a big lawsuit. During this time, Jason was in major turmoil as he had wrestling taken away from him and he once again found himself around the wrong people which led to major drug use and more than one over dose. The lawsuit was eventually dismissed as Jason had acted 100% within wrestling rules, but the damage had been done and Jason had lost all hope.
It was after the lawsuit was dropped that Jason found his passion for jiu-jitsu which led to his passion for MMA. Fighting and jiu-jitsu single-handedly saved his life as they became his new addiction and one that caught on very quickly, pulling him away from the negative influences and back onto the grappling mat.
Jason became 100% drug free and began his MMA journey, going undefeated in his first eight professional bouts with all but one coming by way of a submission or TKO finish. Five years later the now jiu-jitsu black belt and MMA fighter has an 11-1 record and is eyeing a spot in the top fight promotion in the world- the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Jason has joined the All Me PED Free Team and will be speaking with young athlete and helping to raise funds for the Taylor Hooton Foundation.