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Oli Thompson

UFC Fighter



1.) What advice do you have for an aspiring MMA Fighter?

I would advise them to work hard at all disciplines and you will see the rewards in time, be patient.

2.) What is your career highlight so far?
Has to be signing my UFC contract, that's hard to beat!

3.) How did you transition from being the British's strongest man to an MMA Fighter?
After world strongestman 08 I decided I wanted a change. I started grappling soon after and had my first pro fight within a couple months.


4.) Who were your heroes growing up?
All the great champions, Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson, Michael Schumacher...a lot of mike's!

5.) What is your game-plan against Phillip De Fries in your UFC debut?
I have a few game plans depending on where the fight goes

6.) What was your favorite subject in school? And why?
Pe, just because i loved all sports and am very competitive.

7.) What do you like to do in your free time?
I like spending time with my wife and kids, and a lot of relaxing!