November 5, 1986 |
Ithaca, New York, United States
|Other names||The Barn Cat|
|Residence||Binghamton, New York, United States|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Fighting out of||Binghamton, New York, United States|
|Team||Binns Management MMA|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Years active||2006–2009, 2014–present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Tamdan Wade McCrory (born November 5, 1986) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Middleweight division. A professional competitor since 2006, McCrory has also formerly competed for the UFC.
McCrory was born and raised in the rural community of Ithaca, New York along with his twin sister. Growing up, McCrory was often bullied for being a self-proclaimed "nerd, " which later helped fuel his motivation for a career in mixed martial arts. McCrory attended and graduated from Ithaca High School in 2004 where he competed in wrestling and was a 2002 New York National Team Cadet for the Greco-Roman category. In May 2008, McCrory graduated from the State University of New York College at Cortland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.
Mixed martial arts career
McCrory began fighting mixed martial arts in 2006, after meeting soon to be coach and mentor, Erik Charles, through Myspace.com. He became one of the youngest NABC Champions at the age of 19. He also made an appearance in the BET show Iron Ring as a contestant in the Middleweight category. McCrory held an undefeated professional record of 8-0 before being signed by the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
In May 2007, McCrory signed a contract with the UFC.
McCrory made his debut defeating The Ultimate Fighter 4 alumni, Pete Spratt. Five months after the win, McCrory took his first professional defeat to Japanese superstar Akihiro Gono at UFC 78. He quickly bounced back with a win defeating The Ultimate Fighter 2 runner up, Luke Cummo. At UFC 91, McCrory lost his second fight to another up-and-coming Welterweight Dustin Hazelett. Tamdan was then a late call-up to fight Ryan Madigan at UFC 96. Tamdan lost to John Howard at UFC 101 on the preliminary card. Following the loss, McCrory was released from the UFC.
McCrory stated his intentions to move into the Middleweight division. He was looking to gain a spot in the second season of Bellator's Middleweight Tournament, but his management's offer was declined. McCrory has since retired from MMA citing that it was taking too much time away from his family.
Four years after his retirement, McCrory signed with Binns Management in 2013 and subsequently announced his return to mixed martial arts.
McCrory married his wife, Haley, in 2010. The couple has a daughter, Keelin.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||13 wins||3 losses|
|Win||13–3||Jason Butcher||Submission (armbar)||Bellator 134||February 27, 2015||1||1:06||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||12–3||Brennan Ward||KO (punches)||Bellator 123||September 5, 2014||1||0:21||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Middleweight debut.|
|Loss||11–3||John Howard||Decision (split)||UFC 101||August 8, 2009||3||5:00||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||11–2||Ryan Madigan||TKO (punches)||UFC 96||March 7, 2009||1||3:35||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||10–2||Dustin Hazelett||Submission (reverse armbar)||UFC 91||November 15, 2008||1||3:59||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–1||Luke Cummo||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 87||August 10, 2008||3||5:00||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||9–1||Akihiro Gono||Submission (armbar)||UFC 78||November 17, 2007||2||3:19||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||9–0||Pete Spratt||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC Fight Night 10||June 12, 2007||2||2:04||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Win||8–0||Nuri Shakir||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CFFC 4: Cage Fury Fighting Championships 4||April 13, 2007||2||3:22||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||7–0||Anthony D'Angelo||TKO (punches)||CFFC 3: Battleground||January 19, 2007||1||2:34||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||6–0||Mike Littlefield||TKO (punches)||CFFC 2: Cage Fury Fighting Championships 2||October 6, 2006||1||4:10||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||5–0||Jason Giroux||Technical Submission (triangle choke)||WFL 10: X||September 23, 2006||1||3:07||Revere, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||4–0||Joe Manzello||KO (punches)||FFP: Untamed 7||August 19, 2006||1||4:45||Revere, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||3–0||Brendan Hoxie||TKO (body kick)||CZ 17: Take Control||August 5, 2006||2||1:37||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||2–0||Bobby Diaz||TKO (punches)||FFP: Untamed 5||June 16, 2006||2||0:42||Mansfield, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||1–0||John Jenner||TKO (punches)||WFL: Judgment Night 2||June 3, 2006||1||1:19||Revere, Massachusetts, United States|
- UFC Interview
- Bet Shows, The Iron Ring fighters, middleweights
- The Barncat's Official website
- UFC cuts, additions and fight announcements
- Tamdan McCrory eyes summer return, ready to "knock someone's head off"
- "UFC vet Tamdan “The Barn Cat” McCrory ready to return to MMA". yorkblog.com. March 1, 2013.
- "Bellator 123 Fight Card". Bellator.com. Retrieved 2014-07-16.
- "Bellator 134 prelims: 'The Silencer,' 'The Freight Train,' 'The Irish Bad Boy,' 'The Barn Cat'". mmajunkie.com. February 5, 2015.