Toby "TigerHeart" Grear
I am from Lima, Ohio, your typical small rural Midwestern town with a population of around 35,000. The second of three boys, all built like sycamore trees. In Lima, a boy who doesn't play sports in his spare time has to get a job, so, naturally, we brothers became fanatical athletes. At my high school, Lima Central Catholic, I ran track, was captain of the swim team, and co-captain of the football team. As a freshman in 1999, I walked on to the University of Dayton Water Polo team and competed for two years. In the winter of 2000, midway through the University of Dayton, I yearned for a new sport. I flipped through the yellow pages, landing in the M's, in "Martial Arts." I cut class and made it to his first Muay Thai Class. In 2003, after earning my Bachelor of Science majoring in Marketing with a minor in Psychology, I moved to Downtown Los Angeles and fulfilled my life long dream of working for the most well known advertising agency in the world, Chiat/Day near Venice, CA. Once I realized that Mixed Martial Arts was my true passion in 2004, True Warrior Fitness, LLC was created and I have since been working diligently to build the “True Warrior” brand. Over 5 years after originally coming to L.A. I currently reside and teach Mixed Martial Arts in Hollywood, California. I am the former 2-time Total Fighting Alliance World Lightweight Champion in Mixed Martial Arts. I recently became the Managing Partner of a complete Mixed Martial Arts facility on the famous Melrose Ave in Hollywood,TRUE WARRIOR FITNESS. I plan on completing my Masters Program in Sports Psychology within the next two years while continuing my Professional M.M.A fight career.