Chase “The Vanilla Gorilla” Sherman, professional firefighter, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Heavyweight Champion, and up until this week, former UFC fighter makes his return to the octagon this Wednesday night at UFC Jacksonville. A hump day fight for a guy who has been humping and grinding a road many wouldn’t have been able to travel, but Chase Sherman is no average man.
I caught up with Sherman on Tuesday in Jacksonville for a conversation where he opened up about everything that has led him back to the worldwide leader in mixed martial arts.
Check out our conversation, enjoy!
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.