In 2007, “The Spaniard” left the comfort of his hometown and full-time job as a Spanish teacher to pursue a career in mixed martial arts.schools1 What started out as a dream soon turned into reality. “The Spaniard” has fought at every level of the industry, including an 11-fight UFC career.
After upsetting #6 ranked Rick Story in 2011, Charlie skyrocketed into the world rankings and went head-to-head with the best fighters in the world, such as UFC Champion Johny Hendricks and #1 ranked light heavyweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.
“The Spaniard” has transitioned his experiences as a professional fighter into professional speaking and mentoring. While illustrating specific principles and examples that helped propel him to the top of the fighting world, Charlie provides a very real, authentic look at what it takes to succeed in life. Within the exterior of a professional fighter lies insight and perspective that comes after a lifetime full of successes and setbacks. Charlie’s desire and ability to overcome obstacles is relentless.
Learn how to get back up after you've been knocked down in life from former UFC fighter, Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman.