5 Things You Need to Know About Dan Ige

Published 06/19/2021, 2:44 PM EDT
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JUNE 09: Dan Ige reacts after defeating Mike Santiago in their featherweight fight during the UFC 225 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Dan Ige is #8 in the featherweight division of the ultimate fighting championship. Ige is popularly known by his nickname 50k. He has an impressive resume with a record of  15-3-0 under his name. With just three losses in his professional MMA career, 50k will fight the ‘Korean zombie’ Chan Sung Jung this Saturday.

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Ahead of his bout against Jung, here’s a list of few things you probably dint know about Dan Ige.

Dan Ige’s Nickname

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 14: Dan Ige poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 14, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Dan Ige is famously known for his moniker name 50k. However, before ’50k’ the Hawaiian fighter was referred to as ‘Dynamite’. Ige has a five-win streak two times in his professional MMA career. He was setting his career up by winning many fights. Ige finished Gavin Tucker in 22 seconds at UFC APEX in Las Vegas and received a fight bonus of 5ok. since then he changed his nickname to 5ok.

Dan Ige Is Unfinished in His MMA Career

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 16: (L-R) Dan Ige punches Calvin Kattar in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 16, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Even though Ige hasn’t won a title yet, he is one of the best fighters in the featherweight division of UFC. With a record of 15-3-0, Ige has five submission wins and four TKO wins under his name. However, he has lost three matches in his MMA career. All three losses came via decision and the 29-year-old is never been knockout by any fighter in the roster.

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Dan Ige’s Life Partner Is a Fitness Freak

’50k’ trains on a day-to-day basis, however, he is not alone when he trains. Ige married the love of his life, Savannah Ige. He and his wife were childhood friends. The couple has been together for 10 years.

 

 

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Savannah is a nutritionist and a fitness coach. She even trains MMA with Ige. The couple frequently posts their training videos on Instagram. The Hawaiian fighter is well supported by his wife. The couple has a baby boy named Alexander.

50k Trains With World Champion Elites

Ige started training MMA in his college years. He holds the rank of two-time Hawaii state MMA champion. The 29-year-old is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and judo. He is yet to win a gold strap in his MMA career.

 

Even though Ige is still considered as an underdog in his roster, he trains with the best fighters in the promotion. The Hawaiian native has been seen training with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje. He frequently posts his training pictures on Instagram.

Dan Ige Is a Dog Lover

Dan Ige is quite open about his personal life. He frequently posts his training and personal life on Instagram. His love for dogs is not a secret to anyone.

 

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Ige is a dog lover and always has a pet dog around him. Unfortunately, one of his beloved dogs passed away and Ige took to social media to express his sorrow. He takes his dogs to the gym for his training and is very fond of his pets. Dan Ige is a tough fighter inside the cage but a caring person outside the octagon.

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