Matt Hume GRANDMASTER 9th DAN
Born July 14, 1966.
He is the founder and head trainer at AMC Pankration in Kirkland, WA, which is home to UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, ONE bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes and he has trained numerous world class fighters including Josh Barnett, Tim Boetsch, Bob Sapp, Chris Leben, Hayato Sakurai, Akira Shoji, Matt Brown, Rich Franklin, Mario Miranda and Caros Fodor.
Hume grew up in Kirkland, Washington. His father was a Seattle police officer who trained in Judo, boxing, and with Bruce Lee during the time Lee trained the Seattle Police department. He graduated from Lake Washington High School, later receiving his college degree in business from Central Washington University.
Matt Hume holds wins over former Shooto champion Erik Paulson and former UFC Welterweight Champion Pat Miletich. Matt Hume also defeated former Olympic gold medalist Kenny Monday by submission in only 45 seconds in the main event of the pay-per-view world submission wrestling championships «The Contenders».
Matt Hume’s grappling talents impressed the Prince, Sheik tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nayhan of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates so much, that the Prince requested that Matt come to Abu Dhabi to personally train him and his combat team.
Hume was the rule director and official trainer to both PRIDE Fighting Championships.
Hume was initially appointed as the head official by Singapore-based promotion ONE Championship when it was founded in 2011. The following year he accepted a new role as Vice President.