Eliot is a retired mixed martial artist. He was a cast member on SpikeTV’s “The Ultimate Fighter” – Season 8. Eliot went on to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, after which ultimately, he was released from the UFC. He returned briefly but ultimately retired from MMA. Competition. But after all these ups and downs with his MMA career, Marshall decided to hang up his gloves and open Easton Training Center in Denver along with his coach Amal Easton.
In addition to being the co-owner and head instructor at Easton Training Center, Eliot became the head coach of Elevation Fight Team, one of the country’s most highly regarded MMA teams. Despite his success as a business owner and coach, in the summer of 2015, Eliot suffered through a bout of severe anxiety, insomnia, and depression, which he hadn’t experienced since his adolescence.
Relying on support from his friends and family in conjunction with ongoing therapy, Eliot has been able to overcome his anxiety and now seeks to help others who may be suffering from a similar affliction. He returned to the BJJ competition scene in 2016 and began tallying wins against some of the best jiu-jitsu competitors in the world while donating his entire purse to help Easton students, who might be struggling with anxiety or depression, receive the care and therapy they otherwise couldn’t afford.
In his book The Gospel of Fire, Eliot shares his story of breaking down and learning to build himself back up by acknowledging his shortcomings, accepting his challenges, freeing himself from fear, and maximizing his opportunities. Sharing the experiences and tools that helped him battle back from the edge of despair, Eliot shows you how to discover your own “why” and refocus your days on “how” to achieve it.
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