Shannon "The Turkish Delight" Ross
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 125 lbs.
Nationality: Sydney, Australia
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Shannon Ross is an American Mixed Martial Artist fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Shannon has been competing in MMA since 2016 and currently fights in the Flyweight division. Born on October 5th, 1985, Shannon was raised in Sacramento California where he developed a passion for martial arts at an early age. As a child and teenager, Shannon trained extensively in Taekwondo and Muay Thai and by his 20s had become one of the top competitors throughout Northern California. After years of hard work and dedication, Shannon earned his brown belt from World Taekwondo Champion Master Shin Dong-Young.
In 2011, Shannon began training with Team Alpha Male which proved to be a turning point for him as an MMA fighter. By 2013 he had made his professional debut under the Submission Underground promotion and went on to have 6 consecutive wins before joining UFC’s flyweight division three years later. Since then, Shannon has gone 4-3 inside the octagon with major victories against two former champions; Demetrious Johnson & Henry Cejudo respectively. He also holds notable victories over prospects such as Kai Kara – France & Malcolm Gordon which solidified himself as one of UFC’s top flyweights contender’s today but despite all these accomplishments; winning world titles remains his ultimate goal going forward into 2021and beyond
Outside of fighting professionally, Shannon works diligently behind scenes helping young fighters reach their goals by providing resources both financially & emotionally whenever needed through various support systems like Fighters For Justice (FFJ) —an organization that provides scholarships to up-&-coming fighters from low income backgrounds—which he founded alongside fellow veteran fighter Rafael Dos Anjos back In 2018 . Additionally , when not training or working; you can find Shannonsaying motivated through physical activities such as jogging or weightlifting —activities that allow him to remain focused competitively while enjoying time away from gym environment
When asked about life outside cage ,Shannonresponse is always centered aroundhis wife Melissa whom hes been married to since 2012 along withtheir daughter Sophia who keeps them busy during downtime . Ultimately ,The multifaceted personality thatis knownas ‘The Rage Machine’ will continue striving higherin championship contention this upcoming year while remaining dedicated towards givingbackto community regardless what challenges come forth