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Favourite grappling technique: rear naked choke
Favourite striking technique: superman punch with side leg kick
Other sports: Football and swimming
Where do you train? Next Generation, Northern Ireland
What are your strengths as a fighter? Control, ground and pound. I’m athletic.
Why do you think you’ve made it into The Smashes? I’m ready for it. I train with a lot of guys who are already there. I feel good enough in every area to compete in UFC.
How / why did you start training in MMA? At 16 years old, I started doing judo and got to a pretty high level. Saw UFC 1 and 2 DVDs and wanted to try it. Started training in MMA and went from there, I was looking for a challenge.
How long have you been training in MMA? 5 years
Why do you love MMA? It taught me to respect people. It’s a way of life, it keeps me out of trouble. I love everything about it; it’s the most exciting sport in the world.
Why do you think you will be the next Ultimate Fighter? I’m ready for it.
Do you think the Australia / UK rivalry is going to affect the competition? I think that the rivalry will be really, really good. When I was younger, my dad always listened to the cricket on the radio or was watching cricket and it was always the Ashes. I asked him what this Ashes thing was and he was like it’s a rivalry between Australia and England. The Brits are always very competitive and I think we’ll all be wanting to do our country proud.
Do you have any heroes? None… Superman