021: From High School Spanish Teacher to UFC Fighter with Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman

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Charlie Brenneman grew up wrestling, and that is what drove his life through his school days. He went on to wrestle at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. He figured he would graduate go back to his hometown, teach Spanish, coach wrestling and that would be a sweet little life. Well, turns out Charlie didn’t do well without the intense competition he was used to the majority of his life.

Learn how Charlie won season one of the reality show Pros vs Joes, which gave him the jolt of competition he needed to pursue an MMA career when everyone thought he was crazy. Charlie fought his way up to the UFC, and in 2011 he upset the #6 fighter in the world Rick Story. This changed Charlie’s life as he skyrocketed up the world rankings and was fightings against the best. He left the UFC three years ago and is now building his personal brand as a speaker, author, podcaster and more.

On today’s episode, Charlie and I discuss:

  • The most valuable lesson Charlie took from wrestling that has been applied to his life
  • Winning Pros vs Joes
  • What it’s like to be fighting in the UFC cage for the first time
  • Freedom from the fear of failure
  • And much more…

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Twitter: @charliespaniard

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