JacksonWink MMA is one of the best MMA Gyms since the Golden Age of MMA from Diego Sanchez, George St Pierre, Carlos Condit, Tim Kennedy, Jones and part of the next generation of JacksonWink MMA fighters is Edwin Cooper Jr.
Edwin Cooper Jr before ever stepping foot inside the ring he was a COLLEGE WRESTLER at IOWA. Started out wrestling Iowa Central Community College, Winning the JUCO Championship at 149 pounds.
First Team Northern Sun Conference at 149 pounds when he transferred to Upper Iowa. 35-4 record and a runner up finish at NCAA Division 2 Championships.
“Placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships to earn his first berth at the NCAA Championships… started 16 of 17 duals and was 18-11 overall at 157 pounds, including a 7-2 mark in the Big Ten and an 11-5 record in duals… … letterwinner.” Edwin Cooper Jr IOWA Profile
“The best thing I would say that I achieved at Iowa besides wrestling in the Big Ten, wrestling in Madison Square Garden, qualifying for Nationals, trying to win a team title for my team, wrestling some of the best wrestlers in the world, being in there with [Brent] Metcalf, being able to talk to guys who were mentors and father figures in my life like the Brands and Dan Gable, it was an unbelievable experience,” Cooper listed off. “Here’s the thing, anyone can go there and be there. For me, it’s going there and having a legacy and setting up a legacy for my family in the long run.”https://www.ufc.com/news/courage-and-belief-are-keys-edwin-cooper-jr-lfa-ufc-fight-pass-read
Training at Jackson Wink MMA currently has a record of 4-1, Fighting for the best Feeder League Promotion in the United States. Continuing to get better as a fighter under the LFA promotion is the best bet for him right now.
Facing a 2-0 Andrew Johnson.
If I was Edwin Cooper Jr manager I’d sign him to Bellator, Building up his name and career there. Be a smart move for him.