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Bringing the Clinch to Berlin!

In the middle of my career I suffered a staggering 6 losses in a row (out of the 10 losses of my professional Muay Thai career).  Initially I welcomed to opportunity to fight against World Champions, but eventually, the losses became more and more unbearable.  At the end of this run, I was offered to […]

When it rains, it pours!

It’s been a pretty crazy few weeks over here in Berlin and life has presented me with a few awesome surprises. My Berlin Bestie has been doing personal training at an MMA gym.  This has been going on for quite some time but I never really registered as to which MMA gym he was at. […]

For the love of CrossFit!

For anyone who knows me at all, it will come as no surprise to hear that I’m completely obsessed with CrossFit at the moment. A surprising number of people often ask me why I prefer CrossFit as my conditioning for fighting and I could think of nothing more appropriate and equally as challenging. As I […]

The sadness of reality and plans for the future

I have always shied away from writing detailed encounters of a the negative variety.  That is until now. Unfortunately I have reached a crossroads in my life.  It’s now getting to a point where I feel like speaking out is the only way I get to stand up for myself and the things that I have […]

Victory has never tasted so sweet!

On Saturday March 11, 2017, after a roller coaster journey, I made my Pro MMA debut ending with a victory at the end of the second round. To give you all a little background… MMA is not something that I just decided to do.  I wanted to fight MMA before I had even begun my […]

Finding your fit

Recently, I’ve been asked by a number of people, about my process on making the decision to change gyms, or cities, or how I go about making big life calls in general.  It may seem like a lie when I say I am a really private person, but in reality, I am.  I try to […]

Black Sheep Athletics

It’s been an insanely promising start to the year over here in Berlin and this week, things got even better! I am so excited to announce Black Sheep Athletics as one of my new sponsors for 2017! When I moved to Berlin I was pleasantly surprised  by the popularity of Crossfit within the city.  Countless boxes appear […]

The champion mindset

There are a lot of opinions and discussions out there about what it takes to be a champion.  This applies to mostly everything.  When people reference athletes though, the most common topics to come up are things like how hard someone trains, the way they train, how they treat their body, what they do for […]

2016 – injuries, moving countries, and the times I wanted to quit.

It’s no secret that this year has been more challenging than the first two I had spent abroad.  But when everything happens in so many small, unconnected incidences, it’s quite confronting when someone forces you to look back at the challenges you’ve faced. I always try to be positive and move forward – always looking […]

Adjusting to Berlin

There should be no surprises when I say that moving back into the Western World was not without a little reverse culture shock.  It has, however, surprised me by the things that have taken some adjusting to and the things I am really enjoying! Drinking tap water should have been the greatest thing in the […]