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TRAINING: Training twice a day (Sundays off) - one session would be wrestling or grappling based, with the other session striking or MMA sparring based, S&C is done between sessions as needed.
Thoughts on opponent, Igor Araujo? He is a good fighter with a lot of wins by submission. He will be a good opponent.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I just fell in love with martial arts as a kid, and fighting is the ultimate way to test out the training you do!
What ranks and titles have you held? I am a BJJ black belt and have a few belts in UK based promotions.
Do you have any heroes? Anyone who makes their passion their job inspires me.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true. Ever since I watched UFC 3 on VHS as a kid it has been my goal to one day fight in the Octagon.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have an A-level in sports studies and philosophy.
What was your job before you started fighting? Started competing when I left school at 16 but I’ve always worked as a coach for kickboxing, MMA and BJJ.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I was 8-2 as an amateur and held a British title.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Held 2 British and 1 European title. I’ve finished fights with rare submissions like a flying triangle and a twister.
If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ black belt, kickboxing black belt, taekwondo black belt.
Favorite grappling technique: Omoplata
Favorite striking technique: Liver shot