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James Te Huna
TRAINING: A typical day of training would be three sessions. They all vary. I might do sparring in the morning, BJJ in the early afternoon and then kickboxing at night.
Thoughts on opponent, Glover Teixeira? Glover is one of the most feared fighters in the light heavyweight division. He has the ability to control the fight and sets his own pace. It'll be a great match.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I grew up watching Bruce Lee movies as a kid. My father and his side of the family liked to brawl a bit too so I was eventually going to fall into it. I started boxing when I was 14.
What ranks and titles have you held? CFC Light Heavyweight world champion, ISKA MMA Australian Light Heavyweight champion
Do you have any heroes? My family and friends. We're a tight bunch, and we all help each other.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The UFC is the pinnacle of MMA, and I'm looking forward to the challenge against the elite athletes in this sport.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I was working as a Bricklayer
Favorite grappling technique: I love my takedowns
Favorite Striking technique: Right uppercut