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[7:52] Martial artist first, fighter second. Some people that train like to be fighters and thugs.
[8:20] People forget where it came from. Bowing to show respect in Lau Gar Gong Fu.
[9:34] Family influence.
[10:00] What your young career look like. Point scoring. Martial arts.
[11:00] Focusing on small details. Positions. Movements. Feeling each other out.
[11:55] 10 years ago in MMA, point fighting is not MMA it’s literally just Thai boxing, wrestling, Jiu-jitsu.
[12:50] Why people are dismissing it. I want to just blow up the hands down style. Try to impress as well as win fights.
[13:35] How many years did you do point fighting. Every weekend there was a competition.
[14:35] In Stonebridge Park West London, just next to the Roger Gracie Jiu-jitsu gym.
[16:10] Growing up in London.
[17:45] Did the lifestyle ever attracted you? Kick boxing was an excuse. Community. Barbeque.
[20:50] Movement and space. Being patience.
[21:47] How much do MMA fighters bring to the cage because of the things they have watched in the past. Doing it my way.
[23:10] Frustrated of the lack of publicity. Paying to do the championships.
[24:00] Raymond Daniels. Constant chess game. Speaking with him for an hour before our flight. How much attention other people brought to it.
[27:31] How was the transition into MMA like? Contemplating MMA, Thai boxing, and wrestling.
[30:10] Volume of accurate fights are higher.
[31:15] I’m creative, and when I see someone like Jackie Chan do something in a movie, I would like, hmmm, can I do that. I’m sure I can make that work.
[32:00] Fighting is entertainment. Staying relaxed.
[34:50] Watch me walking into the cage. Before I’m in there, I’m already in that state.
[35:16] Do you register the audience when you are fighting? Zoning into my coach, the opponent, the opponent’s coach, the cameraman and the crowd.
[40:00] Signature move of raising the hands before the fight.
[41:30] WWF’s The Rock one liners. Taking loud, trash talk.
[45:00] Used to the hecticness.
[46:30] Listening to music relaxes me.
[47:20] Keeping the let’s have fun mentality.
[47:57] MVP – Michael “Venom” Page
[50:00] Sunglasses during the interviews.
[52:15] Training for the next fighter.
[54:00] My arm was broken when wrestling.
[58:38] Learning from the beginning. Putting aside what you know. Paul and Alexis.
[1:02:19] How long before the first match. Whatever you say.
[1:03:00] How much longer before championships in Bellator.
[1:06:00] What’s it like to be a fighter before the fights.
[1:07:05] Reading people’s comments.
[1:09:00] Comments disrespectful to anyone who’s trained hard to enter the competition.
[1:10:22] The first fight you had, it was a fake right?
[1:11:22] They will always want to see you fail.
[1:12:00] When are you going to fight in the UFC.
[1:15:40] The Bellator brand and the show.
[1:15:46] Conor McGregor. Movement. Spatial awareness.
[1:20:48] Ronda Rousey. The way you market yourself.
[1:24:40] I want to take MMA to the next level.
[1:25:00] When you are being flamboyant, you feed of the energy.
[1:28:00] What do you think of the Americans?
[1:30:46] They love me in Brazil. Anderson Silva.
[1:32:40] How do you keep your ego in check?
[1:33:35] Secure the team around me.
[1:35:00] What do you see in the future besides the acting?
[1:38:35] I just want to be the best Hands Down.
[1:39:53] Why do you fight with your hands down?
[1:43:27] Decide how the fight happens.
[1:44:05] I get bullied and beaten up in the gym so that I it doesn’t happen out there. Just because you guys don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not happening.
[1:46:00] In MMA, you should be able to box with the best and so he fly in the best. Sparing with Chris Eubanks Jr.
[1:46:35] This is why I love it in London Shootfight. Tailoring the training. Alexis Demetriades.
[1:49:42] Patience. OK to wait for the right time.
[1:50:30] Learning from failures.
[1:51:52] Does it ever bother you that you make a living from hurting people.
[1:55:19] The one person who understands me the most is the guy across in the ring.
[1:55:20] You have to respect every single person that goes into the cage.
[1:58:00] Paul Dailey. The British Invasion.
[2:00:10] Fighting with siblings. On the mat, he/she is not your sibling, this is the person you need to beat. After the fight you help that person up.
[2:01:40] Mayweather building up the opponent’s story.
[2:01:48] Robbie Lawler, Johny Hendrix, 170 in UFC. Getting inspiration from anything.
[2:03:15] Ido Portal’s Movement Experience. What did you learn? Body proofing. Prehabilitation.
[2:08:20] Taking different aspects of other sports.
[2:09:09] Phone call to the 20 year old Michael Page.
[2:11:00] Best advice ever received.
[2:13:00] Advice to the 20 year old out there.
[2:14:15] Guilty pleasures. Diet.
[2:25:33] Show us a bit of Hands Down.
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