Getting to Know… Craig Hudson
Name: Craig Hudson AKA Wardog
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.
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.