2. West Coast Elite (June 23rd, 2018)
MMA/ Unanimous Decision
3. AK Promotions (May
5th, 2012) Muay Thai/ Unanimous Decision
Titles Attained :
World Cruiserweight Thaiboxing Champion
2016 Division Champion
IKF US Super-heavyweight
IKF West Coast heavyweight champion
USMTA Welterweight Champion
Fighting Style : Muay Thai
styles : Boxing, wrestling, Ju Jitsu.
training at age 27
In 2007 John Hurney walked
into a supplement store and saw an advertisement for
an MMA gym offering free two-week trial memberships.
It was during this two-week trial that John met Kirian
Fitzgibbons who soon became his trainer. Eventually
John moved on to Kirin's gym the Academy of Self
Defense. After the two-week trial John never stopped
Hurney stated that he really liked
sparring and kept getting better and better at it.
Coach Kirian acknowledged his passion for this and
before John knew it he was scheduled to compete in a
'smoker' aka preliminary fight on an upcoming card in
California. John had so much fun competing he
remembers being instantly addicted "it was so much fun
I was happy when I was competing".
John always admired the fighting style of Mike Tyson.
"how he carried himself into a fight; his mentality
going into the fights inspired me".
immediate goals of getting another Muay Thai fight. He
stated that he's "had really long breaks in between
flights and wants to fight three or four times in
When asked about his gym coaches and
teammates Hurney stated "he works out with several
high level fighters that no one has ever heard of".
Notable teammates include Eddy Ovasolvo and of course
Johns trainer Kirian Firzgibbons.
In the true
warriors spirit John is always training "I'm never not
training"... John stated that "good cardio and
sharpening all tools to get prepared for flights
including lots of drills eating right and getting your
mind and body prepared for battle".
living John is a Pharmaceutical device company
specialist installing quality test equipment
throughout the country for the company he works for.
For fun John enjoys hanging out with his son. He
coaches kids basketball. Before getting involved in
the fight world Hurney regularly played basketball for
Hurney currently has nothing scheduled yet
regarding any upcoming fights or title defenses.
He commented that his fighting style is unique
because "I can switch up to a hybrid type stance and I
move extremely well for a big guy".
advice for any and all perspective fighters: "Don't
ever let anyone tell you you can't do something. It's
never too late. Just keep pushing even on the toughest
days. The people that keep going are the successful
The WKK would like to congratulate
fighter John her and me for making history and
becoming a dual champion on October 13th becoming WKA
and IKF world cruiserweight amateur Thai boxing