Pat Curran Biography
Pat Curran is known famously in the world of martial arts as Paddy Mike who is an American mixed martial art fighter. The fighter is known to have won Bellator Featherweight Champion two times.
The Illinois fighter is currently fighting in Crystal Lake, Illinois, the United States at Bellator 184. Pat and his partner, Marlene are soon expecting to be parents.
Pat Curran Early life & Education
Born on 31st August 1987, Pat Curran is native of Illinois, USA. He is the cousin of the widely recognized World Extreme Cage fighting Veteran, Jeff Curran. Pat says that the source of his inspiration to join the world of martial arts fighting was from his cousin brother. Curran was initially trained by Jeff Curran.
Under the tutelage of Jeff, Pat was marked as a talented and skilled fighter in his high school Olympic Heights Community High School and Florida. Curran began his career when he was just a teenager, 17, from MMA.
Before fully investing his time in martial arts, Pat used to work as a Pipefitter.
Pat Curran MMA Career
Pat’s career was off to a great start. The time of his youth that he spent on playground practicing martial arts was paying him off. After his high school career, Curran went to study in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Pat made his debut in 2018 in Cage Lightweight Championship where he won against Tony Hervey. He was again seen defeating the former champion, Lazar Stojadinovic.
Clip: Pat in an MMA fight;
By his spectacular performance in the arena, Curran starred in TapouT reality TV on the Versus Channel. On the show, Pat and his cousin Jeff have seen training at the gym and working for their games. Pat won round two and three thusly winning the game with a unanimous decision from the judges.
After The TapouT, Curran was seen to fight at XFO for his third professional fight. The fight of XFO was not in his favor, Pat lost his third fight. He was again defeated in his fourth fight at XFO, he lost the second round by rear naked choke.
On 27th February, at the Trojan MMA event, Pat defeated the former Cage Rage British Lightweight Championship contender Robbie Olivier, hailing Curran as the winner.
— Pat Curran (@PatCurranMMA) October 6, 2017
Pat Curran participated in the renowned Bellator Season Two Lightweight Tournament in June 2010. Pat was victorious in all of the rounds; he defeated Mike Ricci in the first round, Roger Huerta in the second round and Toby Imada in the final round.
Again in 2011, Pat has crowned victor after he defeated the renowned Marlon Sandro at Bellator 48. Pat went to make breaking record by being the first ever person to win Bellator tournaments in two different weight classes.
Pat Curran Dating, Affairs, Married, Girlfriend
Despite being a very competitive fighter in a martial arts arena, Pat Curran’s personal life is impaired with his fight against depression and several incurable physical pains. He was forbidden to fight at the Bellator Season One Lightweight Tournament due to his shoulder injury.
Image: Pat with his partner Marlene at their baby shower
In 2016, Pat went through a major surgical procedure where his herniated spine was removed. He was prescribed bed rest for a year. Pat says that battering through his severe depression and a year without a paycheck was particularly hard for him and his mental health again saw its gradual downfall.
Deciding to take a hiatus from his athletic career, Curran decided to take up his old job of pipefitting. That is until 2016 he was given an unexpected offer to fight Teixeira on Oct. 6 at Bellator 184 and he took the job.
Image: Pat’s partner in her checkup;
Pat’s partner Marlena is currently pregnant and the couple is expecting their baby very soon.
Pat Curran Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary
Pat earns a good sum of money in his career. He has won several fights and matches through which he receives a good sum of money. He also receives a decent amount of money from several brands as an endorsement.
Allocating information from several sources as of 2018 it is found out that Pat Curran current estimated net worth is around $500 thousand. In his active years Pat was the winner of 9 awards and played numerous game, so he must have gotten a decent amount of salary in his fighting years.