MMA and reality TV star Prewitt on Sports Chat Friday

Mixed martial arts fighter and reality television star David Prewitt will be the guest Friday when the Mail Tribune’s live, unscripted and interactive sports chat returns for a 49th week. He will speak with Mail Tribune sports reporter Dan Jones at noon. Log on to www.mailtribune.com/mtsportschat to watch and participate. Jones and Prewitt will take questions and comments live. You may also email your questions to djones@mailtribune.com.

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Prewitt, a 24-year-old Klamath Falls native with ties to the Rogue Valley, was selected to represent the U.S. Marine Corps as an MMA fighter after serving as a military SWAT team leader, a scout sniper team leader with the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment and as a sergeant who served in Iraq.

Prewitt competed in wrestling, football and track and field at Henley High, where he graduated in 2004.

After returning home from Iraq in October 2008, Prewitt was selected to compete on the Marine Corps’ submission wrestling team. He later participated in former UFC referee Big John McCarthy’s fight team tryouts in Valencia, Calif., where he was chosen second to The Ultimate Fighter Season 11 cast member Joseph “Leonidas” Henle.

Prewitt, who is sponsored primarily by Conquest MMA, went on to win two MMA fights, the U.S. Armed Forces Pankration Championship and numerous grappling and pankration tournaments on the West Coast. 

Prewitt was featured in seven episodes of the VH1 reality television series Tough Love 2. He’ll return to Hollywood to be filmed in an episode of Baggage with Jerry Springer in May. 

Here are a few links featuring Prewitt:

Episode 208 of Tough Love 2:
http://www.vh1.com/video/vh1-tough-love-2/full-episodes/revenge-of-the-exes-hd/1629324/playlist.jhtml

Clip of Prewitt on a date with Liz, an Occupational Safety instructor from Henderson, Kentucky:
http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/458073/liz-and-dave-go-on-a-date.jhtml#id=1626695

Liz talks about Prewitt:
http://www.vh1.com/video/shows/vh1-tough-love-2/471859/liz-talks-about-daves-family.jhtml#id=1629795

Prewitt visits Liz (fast-forward to 3:16 mark): 
http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/469535/the-return-of-dave.jhtml#id=1629329

Date with Liz. Prewitt is put in a rear naked choke (a chokehold in martial arts applied from an opponent’s back) by his coach:
http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/458799/lizs-date-collapses.jhtml#id=1626895

Prewitt and Liz have a heart-to-heart chat:
http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/462474/liz-tries-to-let-dave-down-easy.jhtml#id=1627695

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