|“Farmboy” Tommy Speer|
Mixed Martial Arts Record: 9-1-0
Hometown: Rochester, MN
Trains in: Elgin, MN
A 2003 graduate of Elgin Melville High School in rural Minnesota, Speer was an all-state cornerback for the football team, played basketball four years at the varsity level, and made nationals as a wrestler his senior year. Upon graduating, Speer kept up with his wrestling, and decided to enter the MMA arena by working out with Fourth St. Boxing and Mario Roberto Jiu Jitsu in Rochester, Minnesota. He made his professional debut in 2005 and most recently fought in the WEC.
Growing up on a crop and dairy farm in Minnesota, Tommy Speer has spent most of his life helping out his father and brother with the family business. He has left them temporarily to pursue his dream of becoming The Ultimate Fighter in Las Vegas, and leaving them shorthanded was a very difficult decision to make. In the end, it was an opportunity he could not afford to pass up, and he looks to significantly improve his standup and conditioning techniques while there.
Away from the gym, Speer is a diehard Vikings fan, and also roots for the Timberwolves, citing Kevin Garnett as his favorite player. He is a Die Hard Bruce Willis fan, and enjoys the musical stylings of Linkin Park and Fort Minor.