Speak with Dallas-based bantamweight fighter Jason Sampson and it becomes abundantly clear that he is a starch proponent of the saying, “hard work pays off.” In fact, in general conversation he drops the phrase to point that it takes on what seems a self-guiding mantra. However, if you know Sampson, know his redemption story, and then it becomes obvious. For Sampson, hard work does in fact pay off.
Jason Sampson’s back story has oft been repeated. This is a man who battled personal demons and loss and overcame the grip of despair that is often associated with traumatic experiences to emerge as one of Texas’ most promising prospects. Dedication, perseverance, and hard work all helped shape Sampson to be the man and fighter that many within the fight game look up to.