Meet the Strikers: Jesse Nutting

Jesse Nutting is a military veteran who loves to clown around. But when he steps up the Power Slap table, he’s a man on a mission.

Nutting served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army and is now focused on raising 4 kids with his longtime girlfriend.  He works hard. But he also loves to goof around. 

“Im entertaining. I have the best personality and if I go out there and slap, I’m going with my full heart and I’m doing it for my family.”

Nutting — who hails from Ferndale, Washington — is an experienced MMA fighter with a purple belt in jiu jitsu … but says his fighting style is perfect for Power Slap. 

“I like to just stand and bang in the middle of the cage because I like to get hit,” Nutting says. 

He jokingly adds, “I’m too dumb to step back and too stupid’s to fall down!” 

Nutting is also ambidextrous — and says the fact he has the ability to smash opponents with both his left and right hand makes him exceptionally dangerous in this sport. 

Catch Jesse in action when Power Slap debuts Jan. 11th on TBS at 10 PM pt/et.