Bobby Green Coach

Last Modified Apr 5, 2024 13:02 GMT
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Bobby Green, also known as “King,” is an American MMA fighter. He competes in the lightweight division at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).


Born on September 9, 1986, in San Bernardino, California, Bobby Green had a difficult childhood. After making his UFC debut at UFC 156 against Jacob Volkmann on February 2, 2013, he won the fight by a rear naked choke in Round 3. Since then, he has been a 1-time Submission of the Night winner, 4-time Fight of the Night winner, and 2-time Performance of the Night winner.


Green has been a part of 48 fights so far. He won 31 fights (11 by knockouts, 9 by submission, and 11 by decision), lost 15 fights (5 by knockout, 2 by submission, and 8 by decision), and drew 1 fight. One of his fights ended in a no-contest. His last fight was against Jalin Turner at UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan on December 2, 2023, where Green lost via TKO.



Bobby Green Coach and Foster Father


Bobby Green’s Foster Father
Bobby Green with Jacob Benhey, Source:- ESPN MMA (Facebook)


Bobby Green had a tough childhood. His biological father, Mitchell Davis, was incarcerated, and his mother, Connie Scoot, was unable to take care of him because of her drug addiction. He became a foster child at 5 years old and faced troubles everywhere until he found Jacob Benhey. Initially, Green did not like him and would rather spend his time in the worst of the neighborhoods. However, Benhey would go looking for him, and eventually, the two bonded. Benhey coached him into becoming an MMA fighter. He also adopted Green and became his foster father.


After winning his fight against Clay Guida at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov on June 20, 2020. Green introduced his Caucasian foster father and coach to the audience. He also discussed the loving relationship and strong bond between them and urged everyone to come together and love each other irrespective of their skin color.



Jacob Benhey’s Prison Experience


Bobby Green's foster father and coach, Jacob Benhey, also had a prison stint as a first-time offender. The father-son duo discussed this with Joe Rogan at The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Benhey claimed that he was in a California prison where it was against the rules to talk, sit, or trade with a person of another race. However, he was unaware of this, which got him into trouble. He got into a fight with an inmate and choked him unconscious.


Then, he was transferred from county to state. He also had to end in a fight against two guys because some of his cellmates planned on attacking and killing him. However, he managed to take both of them out with his fighting skills.




Last Updated On April 5, 2024.

FAQs

A. Bobby Green’s foster father and coach is Jacob Benhey.

A. Bobby Green currently has a MMA record of 31-15-1 (1NC).

A. Bobby Green is from San Bernardino, California, United States.

A. Bobby Green is ranked No.14 in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. 

A. Jacob Benhey was a first-time offender at a California prison. 

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