Matt Hamill Biography Introduction:
Yet he persevered enough that MMA and wrestling fans across the country know his name. Here is his story.
Date of Birth:
Communication, of course, was a major barrier for him in sports. But he found ways to overcome it, as he told ESPN RISE.
"I learned through demonstrating and (having someone) show me pictures of how you wrestle," Hamill said. "(I’d say), “Oh, OK, I can do that one.” Then I just wrestled and learned the moves. Sometimes after wrestling practices, I worked by myself to learn my technique and my skills and movements."
Matt Hamill - National Champion:
MMA Beginnings and TUF 3:
Hamill never was much for submissions. His submission defense was strong, however.
Retirement from MMA:
"Today is a sad day for me," he said on his official website. "After six years and 13 fights in the UFC I’m ready to hang up my gloves and retire from this amazing sport."
Movie- The Hammer
Hamill was the subject of the 2010 movie entitled "The Hammer", depicting his amazing story.
Some of Matt Hamill's Greatest MMA Victories
- Hamill defeats Tito Ortiz by decision at UFC 121 : The bottom line is that Hamill simply outlasted Ortiz in this one, doing everything just a little better than "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy". By defeating his former TUF 3 coach, Hamill proved once again that he was a force to be reckoned with in the UFC.
- Hamill defeats Mark Munoz by KO at UFC 96: Anytime a fighter known for his wrestling background drops somebody for good with a head kick, you know they've become a complete mixed martial artist. When Hamill did this against Munoz, a fighter known for his toughness, he let people know there were no safe spots with him.
- Hamill defeats Tim Boetsch by TKO at Ultimate Fight Night: Florian vs. Lauzon: Hamill simply overpowered and outwrestled Boetsch, showing the world that there were a lot of strong people in the UFC- but few that possessed his kind of power.