What do you do for fight preparation?
I train six days a week. Cardio and strength training starting at five am and various skill set training in the evening for three hours.
When and why did you start martial arts training?
I started Muay Thai Training in 2008 and later in 2010 moved over to MMA.
How did you transition to MMA?
I went to watch the EFC Africa 01 event and decided that I wanted to fight in EFC AFRICA one day. Later that year I transitioned over to MMA. 18 EFC events later and the hard work has paid off!
What ranks and titles have you held?
I hold no ranks or titles but represented South Africa at the 2010 WMF world amateur Muay Thai championships in Thailand.
Tell us about your most memorable fight.
My most memorable fight was at lightweight against my now teammate and EFC fighter Barend Nienaber. The fight showed me how I needed to start developing my entire skill set and not only rely on Muay Thai.
What is your favourite technique?
Elbows and low kicks.
What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?
I’m employed full time as a quantity surveyor and currently studying towards a B.Com in financial management. I have played physical sport all my life; playing rugby and representing South Africa at junior level water polo. Martial arts was a natural transition for me. The dedicated lifestyle is what drives me.