Tim Credeur

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Tim Credeur
Born (1977-07-09) July 9, 1977 (age 41)
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Other namesCrazy
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Reach75 in (191 cm)
Fighting out ofBreaux Bridge, Louisiana, United States
TeamGladiator LA
Rank     Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Rodrigo Medeiros
     Black belt in Judo
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout4
By submission8
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Tim Credeur
Born (1977-07-09) July 9, 1977 (age 41)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchSeal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Years of service1996-???
UnitUSS Milius
Other workProfessional Mixed martial arts

Timothy Wallace Credeur II (born July 9, 1977) is a retired American mixed martial artist. He was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter 7 and was defeated by fellow cast member Jesse Taylor in the semi-finals. He was then brought back into the competition following the disqualification of Taylor. He fought C.B. Dollaway for a spot in the finals and lost to Dollaway via decision.


Growing up in Louisiana, Tim Credeur competed in both MMA and boxing. However, he did not train as an athlete until he joined the Navy at the age of 18. His first fight came in 1995 and since then, he has grown in experience and reputation as a quick finisher in the ring. His father was a huge fan of boxing and it was something Credeur easily fit into. As a kid he dreamed of becoming a fighter and was inspired by boxers such as Thomas Hearns, Marvin Hagler and Muhammad Ali. Credeur was the second person in Louisiana to obtain a Black Belt rank in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

The Ultimate Fighter 7[edit]

Tim is a member of Louisiana's Gladiator Academy and appeared on "The Ultimate Fighter" series. Tim advanced to the semifinals with victories over Erik Charles, Matthew Riddle, and Dan Cramer (all by submission). During the show's semi-final fight between him and Jesse Taylor, Taylor won by unanimous decision after 3 rounds. However, after Taylor was removed from the finale for disciplinary reasons, Credeur fought C.B. Dollaway to determine who would match up against Amir Sadollah in the show's live finale.

Tim lost the match by unanimous decision after 3 rounds, though the match was very closely contested.

UFC career[edit]

He was scheduled to fight fellow Team Forrest member Cale Yarbrough at the TUF 7 finale. However, Tim admitted to using the prescription drug Adderall five days prior to the event; Adderall is a drug banned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. A drug test was performed and the prescription drug was still in Tim's system. As a result, the match was cancelled.

As Tim admitted to the recent use of the drug and he did not fight, there was no disciplinary action taken against him; his bout with Yarbrough was rescheduled for the UFC's July 19 show, UFC: Silva vs. Irvin.[1] This time the match did happen and Tim won by TKO at 1:54 of round 1. Tim took on Nate Loughran at UFC: Fight For The Troops, Tim beat Loughran, due to Loughran withdrawing at the end of round two.

His next fight would be against Nick Catone at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann which he won by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:45 of round 2, giving him his third consecutive victory in the UFC.

Tim fought on the UFC Fight Night 19 card against former middleweight title contender Nate Quarry. Tim lost the fight by unanimous decision after winning the first round but losing the second and third. The fight was shown live and free on the main card. The fight earned Fight of the Night.

Credeur was scheduled to face Mike Massenzio at UFC Fight Night 20, but was replaced by fellow TUF castmate and UFC newcomer Gerald Harris after being forced off the card with an injury.[2]

Credeur was scheduled to face Tom Lawlor on May 8, 2010 at UFC 113,[3] but was forced off the card with another injury. He was replaced by Joe Doerksen.[4] Credeur later revealed that he was forced out of the scheduled UFC 113 bout due to an abnormality found during a brain scan.[5]

Credeur faced Ed Herman on June 4, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale.[6] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Credeur was expected to face Brad Tavares on October 29, 2011 at UFC 137.[7] However, Creduer was forced out of the bout and replaced by promotional newcomer Dustin Jacoby.[8]

In 2013 Credeur quietly retired from fighting to focus on teaching and coaching in his MMA gym in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Personal life[edit]

Credeur and his wife Mamie had their first child, a daughter named Audrey on January 4, 2011.[9]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–4 Ed Herman TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale June 4, 2011 1 0:48 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12–3 Nate Quarry Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard September 16, 2009 3 5:00 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States Fight of the Night
Win 12–2 Nick Catone Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann April 1, 2009 2 3:45 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 11–2 Nate Loughran TKO (injury) UFC: Fight for the Troops December 10, 2008 2 5:00 Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
Win 10–2 Cale Yarbrough KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin July 19, 2008 1 1:54 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–2 Chris Gates Submission (armbar) SCF: Punishment at the PMAC October 13, 2007 1 4:47 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Win 8–2 Brandon McDowell Submission (triangle choke) IXFA: Revolution Fight Night September 1, 2007 1 1:35 Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Win 7–2 Josh Lawrence Submission (armbar) Universal Gladiator Championships 4 September 22, 2006 1 4:43 Kenner, Louisiana, United States
Loss 6–2 Chael Sonnen TKO (punches) Bodog Fight: Costa Rica August 22, 2006 1 2:18 Costa Rica
Win 6–1 Edward Maxwell TKO ISCF: Rampage in the Cage 2 June 3, 2006 1 N/A Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Win 5–1 Liam McCarty Submission (armbar) ISCF: Rampage in the Cage March 11, 2006 1 1:03 Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Win 4–1 Lance Everson Submission (armbar) MMA: Eruption April 30, 2004 1 3:02 Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Win 3–1 James Pokluda Submission Renegades Extreme Fighting November 15, 2003 1 2:22 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 2–1 Bone Sayavonga KO Reality Combat Fighting 17 June 1, 2002 1 0:13 Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Loss 1–1 Joey Villaseñor Submission (punches) KOTC 13 - Revolution May 17, 2002 2 3:24 Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 1–0 Kevin Denz Submission (armbar) Rage in the Cage 26 March 24, 2001 1 1:54 Phoenix, Arizona, United States


  1. ^ "Tim Credeur Tests Positive For Adderall, TUF 7 bought against Cale Yarbrough Cancelled". Retrieved 2008-06-22.
  2. ^ "Tim Credeur out, UFC newcomer Gerald Harris in at UFC Fight Night 20 in January". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2009-12-14. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  3. ^ "Tom Lawlor vs. Tim Credeur Set for UFC 113 on May 8 in Montreal". mmafrenzy.com. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
  4. ^ "Doerksen Replaces Credeur at UFC 113". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
  5. ^ "Tim Credeur Talks Cancer Scare". Heavy.com. February 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Tim Credeur vs. Ed Herman Targeted For TUF 13 Finale". Heavy.com. February 19, 2011.
  7. ^ "Tim Credeur vs. Brad Tavares added to UFC 137 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. July 20, 2011. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011.
  8. ^ "Tim Credeur out, Dustin Jacoby in against Brad Tavares at UFC 137". MMAJunkie.com. October 1, 2011. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
  9. ^ "My wife Mamie delivered our 9 lb daughter after 28 hours in labor. Mamie is a soldier and my princess is beautiful!". Bloodyelbow.com. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2011-01-05.

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