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TRAINING: No typical day really. I’ve mixed it up by going to Thailand to train and then I came back and trained some more with the SnakeTeam in Paris before going to London to train with London ShootFighters.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training for combat sports and competing 19 years ago.
What ranks and titles have you held? I have been ranked in the top 5 in all the major kickboxing and Muay Thai rankings. I have been world champion 4 times.
Do you have any heroes? My mother
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a big step in my MMA career. A dream come true. Now I have to reach my highest goal.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I studied English here in France.
What was your job before you started fighting? I have been fighting since I was 18!!! But I have had various jobs: bodyguard, bouncer, stuntman, etc
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? A few times French national champ in kickboxing and Muay Thai
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? French national champion in kickboxing / Muay Thai / Shidokan karate. World champ in Shidokan karate / Muay Thai/ Sanda/ cage fighting
Ranks in any martial arts styles: no1 in Shidokan Karate, Shootboxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing
Favorite grappling technique: armbar
Favorite Striking technique: elbow