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QUEBEC CITY, CANADA - APRIL 13: Elias Theodorou holds an open training session for fans and media at the Centre Commercial Place Fleur de Lys on April 13, 2014 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: Daily work in all aspects of MMA
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training MMA after my first year of University. I was already enlightening the mind, I decided the body should follow…I fell in love with the sport instantly.
What ranks and titles have you held? TUF Nations middleweight winner. NAAFS & ECC Middleweight Champion.
Do you have any heroes? Outside of martial arts, my heroes are my parents…They have done so much for my brother and I, creating the people we are today. We are truly blessed to have their love and support.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Being in the UFC means everything to me, as it is where I have always dreamed to be since becoming a martial artist. I believe I am ready for the challenge.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have a B.A Degree in Creative Advertising at Humber College
What was your job before you started fighting? I model, act and do stunt work on the side…six Harlequin romance covers so far!
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Greatest hair in MMA.
Favorite striking technique: Anything done by Anderson Silva