When and why did you start training for fighting? I am a competitive person and have competed my whole life. When I was younger it was wrestling, and when I moved to Sweden, I kept wrestling. After a few national championships I won a gift card at a hotel in Stockholm. I came during a weekend and went to Allstars and tried MMA. I felt that this was something for me and when I went back to Kalmar, I decided to quit my job and move to Stockholm.
What ranks and titles have you held? Swedish National champion in freestyle wrestling
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means that all the hard work and sacrifices that have been made are worth it now when I belong to the best fighting organization in the world. Finally, I can show to the world what I am capable of.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked in a small poultry factory in the small town of Kalmar and did some security work in Stockholm when I started fighting.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I went undefeated (4-0) as an amateur in MMA with all finishes.
Favorite grappling technique: No favorite. As long as the opponent taps, it’s the favorite.