Ethan Hayes made his 247 FC debut during the pandemic, being featured in the main event at Brawl in the Burgh 5 on November 28th, 2020 (fight can be seen here).
It was an ultra impressive performance, as Ethan was facing a much more experienced fighter than himself in Ethan Goss. Hayes proved that he was more than ready for that level, as he ended the fight via submission in the first round.
Moving to 3-0, Hayes has a great future in front of him and has shown a propensity to put on extremely exciting fights and show. That, combined with his personality, will lead to great things for this impressive young man.
But who is Ethan Hayes and what is he all about? Follow him on IG and check out his Q&A:
How long have you been training? What is your background?
7 years ago i started boxing. Then I went to train for boxing in Uniontown a year later. Showed up on a jiujitsu day. So I did jiujitsu and loved it. Boxing is my first love but jiujitsu is my girl for life. My backround is playing 21 in my brothers driveway. No blood, no foul
What are you goals in MMA? In life?
Win a pro title in boxing and mma. Maybe get on bellator or a contender series fight. Ive already achieved my previous goals of just becoming a professional athlete in boxing and mma. Everything else is just a bonus. In life, open up my own academy back home in Preston, have my girl with a house on a little land with ozzy and a couple kids, have my chevy c10 on Air ride suspension and big wheels, but mainly to just be happy and content.
Do you watch UFC? Bellator? Any other organizations?
Yeah, i watch any regional/ ufc fight pass event my training partners are on. LFA CFFC etc.
Who is your favorite fighter?
Besides my teammates. Nick Diaz.
Do you have a full time or part time job? What is it?
I repair medical instruments for a company called Steris. I sharpen all the instruments that go into surgery at Ruby Memorial. Its full time before the other full time job.
Who has made the biggest personal impact on your MMA career?
1. Jake Just. 2. Nick Browne. 3. Aj Bosley. 4. Isaac Greeley 5. Josh Fremd
Who has made the biggest impact on your personal life?
Dave Hayes. Jason Hayes. Haley Inskeep. Peter McGinley. They have all made me a better man.
Now, for some fun questions… What game do you dominate when you play it? Details.
Im pretty good at submitting the kids during beginners class when i teach. Advanced class, not so much.
What scene from a movie impacted you or scarred you for life?
The Exorcist, the whole damn movie. 6th grade. I didnt sleep for months.
What, besides wealth, do you never have enough of?
Is money considered wealth? Bc life is priceless. I have enough money, i hope i have enough life. But pizza.
What decision do you regret the most?
Dude, have you never read my chest? #scottiePwreckedmylife #noregretscc
Do you have a favorite “dad” joke? Lay it on us!
When 50 cent was hungry what did he do? 58
All in their prime, who would win a heavyweight Grand Prix?
Jack Koontz (best friends dad)
Dave Hayes (my dad)
Middleweight? (This was the only answer that didn’t present multiple choice and a write in “other” option – the only choice is Anderson Silva)
Joe Contic ( best friends dad the real Italian stallion)
Nick Browne ( big brother)
Alan Liu ( Chinese pioneer)
Bryson Grimes (arm barred me in 9th grade)
Brain Stinger (hate that kid in jiujitsu class)
Is a hotdog a sandwich? Why or why not?
Its a Dogmich. A WV delicacy
What is something about you that people don’t know?
I never pick my walkout song. Josh Fremd does. I picked it 4 times. I lost all 4 fights. Undefeated now with him picking it in boxing and mma.
What’s the funniest joke you know by heart… NO CHEATING!
There are people that put pineapple on pizza, how do you feel about that?
They are no friends of mine.
Toilet paper, over or under?
What would be the worst thing for the government to make illegal?
Freedom. Oh wait….
If you weren’t fighting, what would you be doing?
Probably working in my brothers shop more and training for distance races.
Other than MMA and combat sports, what is your favorite sport?
Cornhole. competitive food eating.
Advise you would give to someone aspiring to compete in MMA?
Enjoy the moment. The training, the fights, the car rides, the tournaments, the heartbreak, the victory, the laughs, the friends. Soak it all in. Stay off your phone and embrace those moments.