Michael Duut was just ten years old when an incident occurred that would change his life forever and set him on the path that led him to the GLORY World Series light-heavyweight division.
When Michael went home one day he got into a fight with an older boy who was a lot older and stronger. The boy easily defeated Duut and sent him home in tears, but Duut’s father didn’t want the older boy to try again.
He let young Michael go back to confront the older boy once more. Duut packed up all his anger and frustration, narrowed his eyes and threw a hard right. The blow hit the older boy who was immediately taught his lesson.
From that moment on, young Duut was registered with the local kickboxing club where his father took him every day. From his teens through the present, he regularly fights from the famous Mejiro Gym.
In early 2013, he received a call-up to join the GLORY 5 LONDON line-up to take on Dustin Jacoby, who had stopped three opponents in one night to win a Road to Glory tournament and a GLORY tournament. contract to win. All eyes were on Jacoby but Duut stopped him in the first round with three knockdowns.
With a very aggressive style and a desire to finish every fight, each opponent is an incarnation of that childhood bully who first introduced Duut to kickboxing. While he didn’t enjoy the experience at the time, it seems that school fight was fate.