Jimmy Smith from "American Ninja Warrior" is the co-host of the G4 and NBC reality competition series.

An American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, JImmy Smith was previously the co-host of Discovery Channel's "Fight Quest" with Doug Anderson. Smith was primarily trained in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

Smith grew up outside of Fresno, California. His grandfather was a boxer in the United States Army. Smith began his fighting career during high school on the wrestling team. He studied history at UCLA and he participated in a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu club there. After graduating in 2000 he became a seventh-grade mathematics teacher.

Smith has earned a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu purple belt under Aloisio Silva Academy and holds various Brazilian Jiu-jitsu titles, including the Joe Moreira Tournament Lightweight Champion, Copa Pacifica Welterweight Champion, the Cleber Luciano Tournament Welterweight Champion and the Paragon Tournament Champion. Smith also placed third in the Southern California Submission Pro-Am and the 2003 Gracie Open. He fought in his first pro fight with Team Punishment of Huntington Beach, California, in 2001.

Jimmy has defeated Jason Chambers (host of "Human Weapon") by submission and has worked as a color commentator for the "M-1 Challenge" fight series, which matches teams of fighters from various countries against one another over a television season. He has also served as color commentator for the "Affliction: Day of Reckoning" show on January 24, 2009.

He is currently a commentator for Bellator Fighting Championship.

He recently opened a boxing and MMA gym in Hawthorne, California, named Sweet Science Boxing and MMA together with Darnell Walker.




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Age: 40 years old
Birthday: September 2, 1977
Hometown: Fresno, CA


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