Jonathan Goulet had his first professional fight when he was 22 years old, in a small river town just a couple miles south of Montreal. If his decade in the fight game since then has proven anything, it’s that you really can come home again.
On Nov. 13, Goulet returns once again to his old stomping grounds of Montreal. Opposite him that night will be IFL vet Chris “The Menace” Clements. Up for grabs—the Ringside MMA welterweight championship, in the headlining bout of the Quebec promotions ninth card.
It’s a fight that could establish the next Canadian star to watch—or to keep watching, as Goulet’s case may be.
A veteran of 35 professional fights, Goulet had walked a long and winding road that would take him from Las Vegas to Honolulu to Fayetteville and everywhere (and anywhere) in between. One of Canada’s most respected and battle-proven MMA stars, Goulet has seven UFC fights to his credit, not to mention a resume that read’s like a “Who’s Who?” of Canadian MMA promotions.
That’s all well and good, but Goulet isn’t focusing on the past—the future is too important. That’s because for Goulet, the world ends on Nov. 13.
“November 13th, my fight against [Chris] Clements, will be the end of the world. I don’t have any other plans after that. I have no idea what is going to happen after that,” Goulet tells me, deadly serious.
“Every day after that one is a gift.”