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TRAINING: Now I feel confident most people know the training for an MMA fighter. Countless training videos and insights have shown the demands. I shall not bore you with a descriptive schedule. But I do wish to share my struggle with my two inner horses. The White horse of reason telling me what I should do and how I should prepare for my upcoming fight. Then that damn black horse, pulling me down a different path. Magic is about the only thing that has kept me sane in getting ready for this fight.
When and why did you start training for fighting? My fight career began at 16 years old, when I realized that by living a few years of my life like most won't, I could live the rest of my life like most can't.
What ranks and titles have you held? UCMMA Middleweight MMA Champion, 3 time BAMMA Middleweight World Champion, ISKA Cruiserweight British Champion, 3 time ABA Southern Counties Champion, Full Contact Unlicensed Boxing Champion, Cliff Richard Invitational Chess Champion 1991
Do you have any heroes? Karen and Michael J Watson
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Anywhere that I can represent Queen and Country is a great honor.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? BA (Honours) Degree of the highest order in Media and Cultural Studies
What was your job before you started fighting? Agricultural land owner and licensed slaughterman
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Amateur Boxing Standout 2006, Multiple ABA Southern Counties Champion
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? MFC Knockout of the Year 2010, Five Time Fight of the Night Winner, Three time Knockout of the Night Winner, Longest Reigning BAMMA Champion
Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ Purple Belt
Favorite grappling technique: The one that works
Favorite striking technique: Repeat as above