Known for humorous antics and a care-free attitude, mixed martial artist Ramsey Nijem is anything but serious in the “cage.” A former finalist in season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter, Nijem was born to Palestinian immigrants and has even pointed to his Palestinian roots as a factor in being a good fighter. Nijem talks about this in the following video. The video also features his memorable entrance to a peace song by orthodox Jewish America artist Matisyahu while the Palestinian flag was draped around his shoulders. Please see:
Nijem, whose pro-peace father served in the Palestine Liberation Organization, has said, “. . . it’s not fair for me to prejudge anyone on heritage. I’m not, because someone’s Jewish, going to say automatically that I don’t like them, because it’s not fair for people to say, ‘Oh, you’re Arab, so your family’s terrorist.’ There’s a lot of stupid things, but really, when you get to know people, everyone’s the same, all over the world. It doesn’t matter where you are. Most people have the same problems, the same day-to-day life, and the same struggle.”
The 5’11 fighter with a 74 inch reach was born in Concord, California. The former Eagle Scout not only excelled as a high school wrestler but he was a wrester at Utah Valley State. Nijem graduated with a degree in Business Management with an emphasis on Marketing and currently resides in Orem, Utah.