Luke Cummo

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Luke Cummo
Born (1980-04-27) April 27, 1980 (age 34)
New Hyde Park, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Style Jeet Kune Do, Kung fu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Fighting out of Long Island, New York
Team Serra-Longo Fight Team
Rank purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2002-2008
Mixed martial arts record
Total 12
Wins 6
By knockout 4
By submission 1
By decision 1
Losses 6
By decision 6
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Luke Joseph Cummo (born April 27, 1980) is a former mixed martial artist who appeared in the second season of the reality TV series The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV. After winning two exhibition fights, he made it to the finals where he was defeated by Joe Stevenson by decision in a close bout. Cummo gained recognition on the show due to his personality, vegan and unorthodox diet (which according to Joe Rogan includes urine therapy when sick),[1] his striking ability and his love of comic books. He was also the last person picked for a team on the show, fighting throughout the show as the underdog.

Cummo fights out of Long Island, where he attended Chaminade High School (class of 1998) in Mineola, New York and works with (Matt Serra) Serra Jiu-Jitsu and Ray Longo's IMAA. Even though Cummo lost to Joe Stevenson at The Ultimate Fighter 2 finale, his performance earned him a UFC contract. Although his grappling ability has been improving, his primary style remains Muay Thai kickboxing. He also holds a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt.

In his first match under a UFC contract at UFC Ultimate Fight Night 4, he defeated Jason Von Flue via unanimous decision. In his next fight, he was defeated by Canadian fighter Jonathan Goulet, who scored a decision victory over Cummo with superior wrestling and ground control.

His last fight was a unanimous decision loss to Tamdan McCrory at UFC 87. His UFC record stands at 3 wins and 4 losses.

Personal life[edit]

Luke and his wife Lara have two sons, Zachary Michael, who was born on October 7, 2007, and Maxwell Joseph, born April 24, 2009.[2][3]

Urine therapy[edit]

Cummo has endorsed urine therapy, which is the drinking of one's own urine.[4] He has stated that this gives him an advantage over the competition due to the supposed nutritional benefits that it provides.[4]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 6–6 Tamdan McCrory Decision (unanimous) UFC 87 August 9, 2008 3 5:00 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Loss 6–5 Luigi Fioravanti Decision (unanimous) UFC 82 March 1, 2008 3 5:00 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 6–4 Edilberto de Oliveira TKO (strikes) UFC Fight Night 11 September 19, 2007 1 1:45 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 5–4 Josh Haynes KO (punch) UFC 69 April 7, 2007 2 2:45 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 4–4 Jonathan Goulet Decision (majority) UFC Ultimate Fight Night 5 June 28, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 4–3 Jason Von Flue Decision (unanimous) UFC Ultimate Fight Night 4 April 6, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 3–3 Joe Stevenson Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale November 5, 2005 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 3–2 Josh Koscheck Decision (unanimous) ROC 6 – Ring of Combat 6 April 24, 2004 3 5:00 Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Win 3–1 Mike Thatcher Submission (triangle choke) ROC 5 – Ring of Combat 5 December 14, 2003 2 1:53 Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Loss 2–1 Dave Tirelli Decision (unanimous) ROC 4 – Ring of Combat 4 August 15, 2003 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2–0 Dave Tirelli TKO (doctor stoppage) ROC 3 – Ring of Combat 3 June 7, 2003 2 0:46 Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Win 1–0 Kadir Kadri TKO ROC 1 – Ring of Combat 1 October 12, 2002 1 2:37 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Rise of the Power Vegans". businessweek.com. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Q&A: Luke Cummo prepares for a battle at UFC 69". MMAFIGHTING.com. 2007-04-02. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  3. ^ Cummo forum
  4. ^ a b "Drinking urine is beneficial, says Luke"

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