Interview with Justyn Devon Cox (@thejuggernaut_mma)


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I was always in sports throughout my life mainly focusing on football, but once I got to high school I had the wrestling coach approach me on several different occasions about joining the team. After a while, I gave up football, soccer, and all my other sports to focus on wrestling, which in turn introduced me to MMA.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

I would say the most interesting thing that’s happened would have to have been wrestling for the Navy this year and wrestling with some of the most elite military wrestlers!

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Surround yourself with individuals who are even more passionate than you are about whatever it is that you’re doing. Being around them will only make you better. Being stationed in Guam I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get the best training, but after going to wrestling practice at Steel Athletics just once I knew that I’d be the gym for me. JJ Ambrose is the person who’s pushed me like no other to be my best self!

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

As I stated earlier JJ Ambrose without a doubt has had the biggest impact on my road to achieving greatness. His overall mentality and leadership skills have turned me into a completely different person whether it’s preparing me to step into the octagon and showcase my fighting with my grappling skills or it’s getting me ready to compete against some of the best wrestlers he’s always there guiding me.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

Whether it’s training at Steel Athletics or working as a Hospital Corpsman in the Navy I always try and give back to the community through various charity events or just helping out and showing my face, because I wouldn’t be where I am today without my supporters.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

My favorite quote would have to be from my all-time favorite Olympic Wrestler Jordan Burroughs and it says “ To get better you have to step out of your comfort zone. You can’t do the same things you’ve always done and improve.”

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

I’ve got an Instagram account that is thejuggernaut_mma and I have a Twitter that is thejuggernaut_m

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