Quick Facts of James Hieron
If you’re a stunt and martial art enthusiast, then you must have heard of the American stuntman and martial artist, James Hieron aka Jay Hieron. James is the IFL Welterweight Champion who competed for the Los Angeles Anacondas. Along with that, Hieron also competed in Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC) and World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC).
James Hieron’s Bio, Wiki (Early Life)
The UFC winner, James Hieron was born on July 29, 1982, in Freeport, New York. James’ birth parents didn’t raise Hieron and information about them is unknown. However, James was adopted by Theo Hieronymous and John Hieronymous when James was eight.
Furthermore, Hieron studied at Freeport High School where he was a two-time state wrestling championship runner-up. After that, Hieron attended Nassau Community College. James graduated with an associate degree from Hofstra University. During his senior year, James tested positive for marijuana and was unable to wrestle.
James Hieron’s Career
James’ boxing career started with him letting his aggression out on the bags. Hieron was kicked off his wrestling team at Hofstra University and was charged with a felony for dealing drugs. This fueled up rage inside him and releasing it out on the boxing bags helped him relieve stress. Soon, Hieron fused his wrestling skills and boxing skills to pursue a professional MMA career.
Furthermore, Hieron won the Lockdown in Paradise in Hawaii in 2006. He also won his IFL debut at the IFL Team Championships in New Jersey. After that, Hieron signed with Affliction in 2008 and soon signed with Strikeforce as well. Hieron’s first fight was with Jesse Taylor which James won with a unanimous decision.
After that, James fought Joe Riggs in 2010 and won the fight again. This fight finished the contract with Strikeforce and then James signed up with Bellator Fighting Championships. There, James won a controversial unanimous victory over Brent Weedman to move on to the finals. He also won over Rick Hawn in season 4.
In addition, James signed with Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC). James first fought Jake Ellenberger replacing Josh Koscheck in a rematch. However, James lost this match via unanimous decision. Similarly, Hieron fought against Erick Silva in 2013 where he lost the fight KO in round 1. Hieron retired from MMA competition on March 7, 2014.
How much is Hieron’s Net Worth?
The retired martial artist, James has an estimated net worth of $11 Million. Hieron competed in several tournaments in the UFC, WEC, Affliction, Strikeforce, and Bellator. This definitely helped in increasing his net worth.
Besides that, James also acted a little as a bodyguard in the series Jessica Jones. Hieron was a stunt performer in The Avengers, the series DareDevil and in Luke Cage. As per several tabloids, Stunt performers are paid $250,000 per year. Similarly, boxers make an average of $51,000 per year. Likewise, having a cameo in a movie makes you about $40,000.
Adding all these amounts, we can easily calculate Hieron’s total net worth. Aside from having a big fat number in his bank account, Hieron also receives tremendous love and support from his fans.
Who is James’ Dating?
Like most celebrities, James also maintains privacy about his relationship status. Hieron is dating the gorgeous lady Miss Petzak. Besides that, Hieron is a handsome man who already found himself a soulmate.
In addition to that, fans desperately want to know about the relationship of Hieron. James has not come out to the media and said anything about his dating life. But, it seems that he and his girlfriend are living a happy life.