November 5, 1986 |
Ithaca, New York, United States
|Other names||The Barn Cat|
|Residence||Binghamton, New York|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Fighting out of||Binghamton, New York|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
McCrory was born and raised in the rural community of Ithaca, New York along with his twin sister named Tegan who is now a nurse. Growing up, McCrory did not excel at sports and was often bullied for being a self-described "nerd". He attended and graduated from Ithaca High School in 2004 where he competed in wrestling. In May 2008, McCrory graduated from State University of New York College at Cortland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.
Mixed martial arts career
He 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. In May 2007, he 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 dropped 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.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|14 matches||11 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||11-3||John Howard||Decision (split)||UFC 101||August 8, 2009||3||5:00||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Win||11-2||Ryan Madigan||Submission (punches)||UFC 96||March 7, 2009||1||3:35||Columbus, Ohio, USA|
|Loss||10-2||Dustin Hazelett||Submission (reverse armbar)||UFC 91||November 15, 2008||1||3:59||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Win||10-1||Luke Cummo||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 87||August 10, 2008||3||5:00||Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA|
|Loss||9-1||Akihiro Gono||Submission (armbar)||UFC 78||November 17, 2007||2||3:19||Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA|
|Win||9-0||Pete Spratt||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC Fight Night 10||June 12, 2007||2||2:04||Hollywood, Florida, USA|
|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, USA|
|Win||7-0||Anthony D'Angelo||TKO (punches)||CFFC 3 - Battleground||January 19, 2007||1||2:34||Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA|
|Win||6-0||Mike Littlefield||TKO (punches)||CFFC 2 - Cage Fury Fighting Championships 2||October 6, 2006||1||4:10||Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA|
|Win||5-0||Jason Giroux||Technical Submission (triangle choke)||WFL 10: X||September 23, 2006||1||3:07||Revere, Massachusetts, USA|
|Win||4-0||Joe Manzello||KO (punches)||FFP - Untamed 7||August 19, 2006||1||4:45||Revere, Massachusetts, USA|
|Win||3-0||Brendan Hoxie||TKO (kick to the body)||CZ 17 - Take Control||August 5, 2006||2||1:37||Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA|
|Win||2-0||Bobby Diaz||TKO (punches)||FFP - Untamed 5||June 16, 2006||2||0:42||Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA|
|Win||1-0||John Jenner||TKO (punches)||WFL - Judgment Night 2||June 3, 2006||1||1:19||Revere, Massachusetts, USA|