Meet the team behind australia and new zealand's most successful combat sport athletes. if you feel that you can contribute to our athletes, our programs or our educational platforms, then do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
jordan sullivan - founder
Jordi has an Undergraduate Degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science and a Masters of Dietetic Studies. After completing his studies, Jordi moved to Canada, where he was exposed to an MMA scene that far exceeded that of Australia. He realised that it was only a matter of time until this enthusiasm towards the sport was mirrored back home in Australia and his dream of working in Combat Sports Nutrition could become a reality. Since then, Jordi has established himself as one of the leading Practitioners in Australia and New Zealand and has worked with the regions most successful athletes and teams. He is passionate about raising awareness of safe practices when it comes to making weight and using Nutrition as a tool for Performance, not just for weight loss. When he isn’t in the office, you can find him on the mats getting reminded why he is the Dietitian and not the Athlete.
daniel brown - physiotherapist
Dan has an Undergraduate Degree in Exercise Science, a Masters of Physiotherapy, a Masters of Medical Research and is currently completing a PhD investigating Head and Neck Trauma in Combat Athletes. Dan treats a number of TFD athletes and is a key member in our education programs. His primary interests lie in establishing tools to assess and prevent Head and Neck Trauma and better understanding how practices such as Acute Weight Loss (weight cutting) can impact the likelihood of sustaining injury to the Head or Neck. When he isn’t researching, you can find him comparing his heel hookin’ skills to that of Lachy Giles.
jack doherty - dietitian
Jack has an Undergraduate degree in Exercise and Health Science and is currently completing his Masters of Dietetics Studies. Jack currently works with a number of top Combat Athletes competing across Australia and is responsible for the long term development pathways for a number of local, state, and national level competitors. Jacks primary interest lie in Nutrition for peak performance and recovery. When he isn’t helping athletes get the most out of their training, you can find him slicing elbows and drilling his Ram Muay.
dean barnes - relations manager
Dean has worked in the sales industry for over 15 years and has experience dealing with some of Australia’s largest companies. Dean has been a lifelong advocate of a healthy lifestyle, training in boxing since he was a teenager. Dean is the main liaison for team TFD and is responsible for coordinating with our TFD Approved Partners. When Dean isn’t improving the service of TFD he can be found telling the team that Russians are not even that good at wrestling.
jonathan scotney aka grizz - head of media
Jono is the owner and founder of Grizzly Wayne, one of the fastest growing and most reputable content creation businesses in Sydney. Grizzly Wayne has established as the go to content creators for Health and Fitness professionals looking to make an impact on their social media platforms. Grizzly Wayne works with many of Sydneys prominent Fitness Professionals. Grizz is a key member of the TFD team and is found behind the lens capturing content locally and internationally at events, training days, education, and content creation sessions. The commitment of spreading awareness with communities across Australia and New Zealand is made possible on the back of the work that Grizz does. When he is not finding the perfect shot you will find him asking the ref to stand them up.
damien quinn - head chef
Damien is a Qualified Chef with a Certificate 4 in Commercial Cookery. He has worked in the industry for over a decade and has managed a number of Brisbane’s most popular cafes. Damien is responsible for recipe design and cooks for all of our UFC athletes in the week leading up to their fights. Damien has become known for his ability to recreate many athlete’s favourite dish in a way that meets their Nutritional requirements. When he is not in the kitchen you can find him on the mats telling his training partner he was actually trying to work on his submission escapes that round.
matt brundson - tick tock nutrition
Matt is the Founder and Owner of Tick Tock Nutrition, a Ballina based Meal Prep company. Tick Tock Nutrition has played an enormous role in the success of TFD by providing their athletes with freshly made, individually tailored Meal Prep. Tick Tock Nutrition has been responsible for the successful Fight Camps of countless amateur and professional athletes on the local, national and international stage. When he is not fuelling Australia’s top athletes you can find him whenever you look up.
kurtis mccabe - junior intern
Kurtis is currently studying a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (Exercise Science and Nutrition). He is based in Auckland and trains at the highly decorated City Kickboxing. Kurtis is completing an internship during his studies where he is applying his studies towards his passion of Combat Sports Nutrition. When he isn’t hitting the books you can find him practising his ground and pound defense with some of the worlds best combat athletes.
At TFD we are committed to spreading the benefits of good Nutrition and Exercise to the wider communities of Australia and New Zealand. If you have a passion for Combat Sports, Nutrition, Cooking, or feel you can add value to our team, clients and networks do not hesitate to get in contact with us today.