Team Elite No Gi Fighter David Graham Hulsey Elite Sports

David Graham Hulsey


Full Name David Graham Hulsey
Nick Name Advanced/Pro
Class Lightweight
Weight 155-170 lbs
Rank Purple 1 Stripe
Height 5'4"
Association Soulfighters Texas


David Hulsey is a native Texan, born March the 13th in 1986. David has been active in community work at a young age and involved in youth groups and community outreach teams around the southern states. He started in gymnastics at age 4 and powerlifting at age 13. Starting grappling at age 16 and formal training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at one of Corvo’s affiliate schools in a neighboring town in 2014. He is ranked at purple belt in Brazilian Jiu jitsu and a active competitor. Now training under Diogo “Moreno” Araujo and Bruno “Tank” Mendes with Soulfighters Texas.

Q&A Session Between David Graham Hulsey and Elite Sports

Question: Who inspires you, past or present? Why do they inspire you?

Answer:: Bruno Mendez, Because he’s shown me how to a better martial artist on and off the mats.

Question: What do you think it takes to be a champion in your sports?

Answer:: Passion and true dedication to the arts.

Question: What inspires you about BJJ? MMA?

Answer:: The passion and love the athletes have to keep growing.

Question: Is the martial arts necessary for a common person

Answer:: Yes, because it develope you as a real person, and make you consistant one.

Question: How long have you been training?

Answer:: 3 years

Question: How often do you train?

Answer:: 5-6 days a week.

Question: Any major accomplishments you’ve been able to achieve in that time?

Answer:: Onnit world open Gold medalist 2016

Question: What are your goals for this year? Next 3 years? Next 5 years?

Answer:: To own and operate a community center in my home town to help the families in the area through BJJ, and martial arts.

Question: Do you have a go-to finishing move?

Answer:: Kimura, TX clover leaf

Question: What sort of gear do you usually keep in your gym bag before hitting the gym? Do you have different items for specific days?

Answer:: Shorts, Mouth piece, Cup and Tape. The time to get to work!