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Crazy Tim Credeur

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Updated: January 11, 2009

If the nickname “Ragin Cajun” wasn’t so passé, it would fit Tim Creduer like Blue Steel fits Derek Zoolander. Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Credeur saw UFC 2 with his dad and set a goal to become a UFC fighter on the spot. Unfortunately he was fourteen at the time and Louisiana wasn’t exactly bustling with MMA activity, so his octagon dreams were put on hold.

After graduating high school, Credeur enlisted in the Navy to serve his country, get money for college, and…become an MMA fighter. Really?

“I figured if I got based out of San Diego I could learn MMA there,” he says. “So I joined up as a sonar tech on the destroyer, USS Milius. I enjoyed being in the military, but when it was time to get out, I did.”

But not before getting his education in MMA first. While in San Diego Credeur took Gracie Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai and sharpened his skills until opportunity knocked and he was given a chance on The Ultimate Fighter. Since then he’s been undefeated in the octagon and is working his way up the middleweight ladder.

Why we like him#1- He knows the meaning of ‘salt of the earth.’ “I worked my whole life in a Cajun restaurant,” Credeur says. “My dad has been a Cajun chef for forty or fifty years and I always shucked oysters or cleaned dishes for him. I’ve cleaned stacks and stacks of dishes in my life!”

Why we like him #2- He hasn’t had a single fight go the distance. In fourteen fights, NONE have gone to a decision and ten of his twelve wins have not made it out of the first round. Like the high school cheer, dude is A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E. 

Why we like him #3- His whole corner, including Forrest Griffin, wore our Roman shirt during his fight against Nick Catone at Ultimate Fight Night 18 even though they didn’t have to. Talk about customer satisfaction.

You can get the shirt he wore at Ultimate Fight Night 18 here: http://www.rangerup.com/roman.html 

Check out Tim’s ship, the USS Milius (DDG 69), here: http://www.milius.navy.mil/default.aspx

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4 Comments

  1. Thailovelinks

    April 7, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    WAR TIM!

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  3. John

    June 3, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Had a conversation with Tim after a fight in Alexandria Louisiana , seemed like a nice enough dude until we started talking about the military and he said he was in the navy and i told him i was in the Army … I’ve been in the Army for 16 years and have served with 1/75 9 of those years and the rest at the Sniper School house and with Light Infantry Units.
    LONG STORY SHORT ….He seemed alright until the military talk and then he got a little loud about the Army / Navy bullshit … I wanted to break his fucking teeth. I blame it on the crazy amounts of drinks he had at G.G’s and Sharkys that night …. all in all a good dude I guess …

    Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?

    Then I said, “Here I am. Send me.”

    Ranger on!!

  4. L.E.Weatherford

    November 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Tim, I think that we are kin! Your Grandfather WILSON was a brother to my Mother ANNA BELL Credeur(then Weatherford) Wilson had another brother”FREDDY” A sister also was LORANE. A sister too Was BLANCH There were a lot of siblings Around 15 or so. I just would like to know if you remember anything about these Credeures (I know Wilsons wife was MARYANN, a verry beautiful aunt to me. Allso these people came from opalusis ??? Please respond soon .you can call me if you like 510-3511011. I am in San Leandro, Ca. and would like to put ya’ll “up” if ya’ll are in the area Thank You L.E.Weatherford

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