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Mark Holst

MMA Fighter



What advice do you have for an aspiring MMA Fighter?

You have to work hard.  Surround yourself with people that will bring you to the top, People who want to help you and people who love you.  Train every day and be patient, some knew fighters just want to get in the ring but you have to be patient and have trust in your instructors.  When you get a call to fight take it. 

What is your career highlight so far?

I fought twice in the UFC.  Also, I am a freedom fight and XKL lightweight champion.

Who were your heroes growing up?

I always looked up to Renzo Gracie who is my instructors instructor.  Also my father.  


If you had the choice who would you like to fight?

Not anybody in particular.  It dosen't matter to me about the name.  My manager and instructor always paired me up with whoever to fight. 


What was your favorite subject in school?  And why?

I would say history.  My father was a history teacher so I always had to make sure I had good notes!


What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to hang out with my friends.  I am a big movie guy so I like to rent movies and also go to movies.  Sometimes I like to play football and basketball games.


What is your favorite quote?

Act as if it's impossible to fail.