Getting to Know… Craig Hudson

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Craig Hudson (photo: Mike Fischl)

Craig Hudson (photo: Mike Fischl)

Name: Craig Hudson AKA Wardog

Height: 6’4

Walking Around Weight: 275

MMA Competition Weight Class: Heavyweight

Date of Birth: April 10, 1974

City born in: Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

City currently residing in: Paris,Ontario

First Job: working in the woods piling pulp wood for my Dad. I loved that job.

Current Job: Iron Worker

First Car: Honda Accord

Current Car: Camaro

Favorite Movie: The Natural

Favorite TV Show: Big Bang Theory.

Favorite Band/Singer: Alice in Chains /Chris Cornell

Nickname, and how you got it: Wardog. I was watching a documentary on the war and the dogs that were helping the soldiers fighting. I just thought the world of the dogs ant thought it would be a cool handle.

MMA Team/Camp: I frequent several different gyms: Brantford Boxing, Elite Combat, Adrenaline Training Center, Tap Out Burlington, Extreme Couture Toronto, Bring The Pain Combat.

MMA Titles Held: XCC Heavyweight championship, Fivestar Heavyweight championship.

Belts attained in other combat sports: 2010 Golden Gloves Champion, Atlantic’s Wrestling Gold Medalist

Favorite UFC Fighter: GSP

MMA Inspirations/Mentor/Idol: GSP, Mike Tyson, Mohammad Ali. My first love was boxing and I grew up watching Mike Tyson. I loved his style and used to mimic him on the bag and shadow boxing.

First Martial Arts Memory
: XCC against Blake Nash. What a Gamer!

First MMA Memory:
just watching the UFC and thinking what a great Show and how i would love to perform for it.


Greatest MMA Moment to Date: Meeting great friends, coaches, fighters, and people involved in the sport  .

Funniest MMA Fighter that You Know: “The Prince” Rama. great guy had alot of laughs in his camp.

Craig Hudson throws a right at Blake Nash (photo: Jeremy Penn)

Craig Hudson throws a right at Blake Nash (photo: Jeremy Penn)

Toughest MMA Competitors Encountered: Rama, Tim Hague, Ryan Fortin, Carnell Gilles, Blake Nash.

Most Memorable Finish: Ryan Fortin for the Fivestar Heavyweight Championship.

Cage or Ring: Wow, I don’t know how to pick one. Never had to choose one or the other until now. RING.

Embarrassing MMA Memory: losing at the Bell Center from a eligal blow to the back of the head.

Funny MMA Memory: Not be able to celebrate winning the XCC championship with my crew because I could not make it to the washroom if I drank because of the leg kick I took that night.

Favorite MMA Move (finish/strike): Head kick is pretty cool. There’s several.

Favorite Sport Outside of MMA: Boxing.

Favorite Food: Seafood

Relationship status: Engaged

Facebook Account/Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/craig.j.hudson?fref=ts

Comments: Love this sport so much. Thanks to all the people who believed in me and helped me to reach my dreams. All the times away from home and late nights after work, it has all been worth the sacrifices that me and my loved ones have had to make. It is never too late to chase your dreams. See You in Bellator May 9th at Casino Rama.

9 Responses to “ Getting to Know… Craig Hudson ”

  1. Thesubzero says:

    Well I’m a fan of anyone who listens to Alice in Chains. Pound for pound best band of all time.

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  2. RickRoll says:

    Can’t wait for my boy Wardog to get his redemption against Tim Hague!

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  3. oil digger says:

    A beast!

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  4. give your head a shake! says:

    40 year’s old ,Wow!

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  5. RickRoll says:

    Hague, don’t be scared homie!

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  6. Bobby Karimi-Busheri says:

    I like WarDog! Solid heavy punching nice guy!

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  7. mma fan says:

    craig hudson got knocked out by tim in the first round and would get knocked out again in the first round by tim hague. hudson needs more exp before trying to step up with the higher level guys, just my opinion. but come may 9th i guess we will see what hudsons really got!!!!

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  8. give your head a shake! says:

    May 9 Hudson 2nd rd tko victory!

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  9. TimHague says:

    Good luck May 9 Craigs a good guy. We just talk shit to hype our potential rematch.

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