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TRAINING: Weights and strength and conditioning in the morning, sparring in the afternoon and techniques and cardio in the evening - about 4 hours intense training per day.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 2007 – I enjoy the competition.
What ranks and titles have you held? CFC World and European Heavyweight Champion
Do you have any heroes? Fedor Emelianenko
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It has always been my dream and ambition to compete at the highest level and to showcase my skills. I believe that fighting for the UFC is the ultimate, and to fight in the USA before the great people of America fills me with great emotion and excitement. I hope to prove I am good enough for the UFC and to eventually become one of their main fighters. I am very grateful for the opportunity.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Door supervisor
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Six-time Czech Republic national wrestling champion
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke
Favorite Striking technique: Overhand right