Recently I got to speak with Brandon “The Irish Hammer” Teague. An inspiring young man, with dreams, and goals of being an MMA champion, Teague is determined to make that happen.
Kerry Stellar: Brandon, thank you for taking the time to speak with me!! I know your story, and journey, most people don’t. Brandon tells everyone a little about yourself…
Brandon Teague: My name is Brandon Teague and I was born with cerebral palsy. I’m a future MMA fighter, a Special Olympics athlete, and deputy sheriff as well.
Kerry Stellar: When did you decide that you wanted to become a mixed martial artist?
Brandon Teague: Since I was 7 years old I wanted to be a fighter. The first fight I watched, Forrest Griffin vs Stephen Bonnar TUF season 1 finale it changed my life.
Kerry Stellar: What styles of fighting do you currently do?
Brandon Teague: Boxing.
Kerry Stellar: You have many medals and accolades tell us about them?
Brandon Teague: I compete in 100-meter dash slalom and I have the support of you, my friends, and my family. It wouldn’t be possible without the support, I love reaching new levels.
Kerry Stellar: Who are some of the fighters you look up to?
Brandon Teague: Michael Chandler, Royce Gracie, Chuck Lidell, Jessica Eye, MVP, GSP, Matt Hughes, Forrest Griffin, and Frank Mir.
Kerry Stellar: Do you think there should be an organization or division for athletes with disabilities?
Brandon Teague: Absolutely.
Kerry Stellar: What is it like being a deputy sheriff?
Brandon Teague: It’s a fun roller coaster, I love patrolling, and getting the bad guys off the streets. It’s an adrenaline rush.
Kerry Stellar: Where does your name come from?
Brandon Teague: My name came from my ancestors that came to America all the way from Ireland, and I came up with the nickname “The Irish Hammer” because my hands hit hard like a hammer hitting a nail.
Kerry Stellar: What would you like the world to know about Brandon “The Irish Hammer” Teague?
Brandon Teague: I’m one determined fighter, I never quit, and I always keep coming, that’s what a warrior I am.
Kerry Stellar: Where can everyone follow your amazing journey?
Brandon Teague: On Twitter @IrishHammerMMA and my Instagram is TeagueTheIrishHammer
Kerry Stellar: Thank you so much again for taking the time to speak with me, Brandon.