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NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Tom Watson weighs in during the UFC on Fuel TV weigh in at Capital FM Arena on September 28, 2012 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: Again I have mixed it up in my training. With me fighting in Brazil I need to be prepared for a hostile reception. I have tried to provoke as many people as possible in the last month to prepare my mind for being disliked. I have been studying the performances of Team GB at the 2012 Olympics in London for inspiration. Of course, this is only half of my challenge. I have to get myself in top physical condition. Many an hour spent doing water aerobics, and explosive power work with the Taiwan Bobsled Team.
When and why did you start training for fighting? My fight career began at 16 years old, when I realized that by living a few years of my life like most won't, I could live the rest of my life like most can't.
What ranks and titles have you held? UCMMA Middleweight MMA Champion, 3 time BAMMA Middleweight World Champion, ISKA Cruiserweight British Champion, 3 time ABA Southern Counties Champion, Full Contact Unlicensed Boxing Champion, Cliff Richard Invitational Chess Champion 1991
Do you have any heroes? Karen and Michael J Watson
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Anywhere that I can represent Queen and Country is a great honor.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? BA (Honours) Degree of the highest order in Media and Cultural Studies
What was your job before you started fighting? Agricultural land owner and licensed slaughterman
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Amateur Boxing Standout 2006, Multiple ABA Southern Counties Champion
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? MFC Knockout of the Year 2010, Five Time Fight of the Night Winner, Three time Knockout of the Night Winner, Longest Reigning BAMMA Champion,
Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ Purple Belt
Favorite grappling technique: The one that works
Favorite Striking technique: Repeat as above