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NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 26: Yancy Medeiros weighs in during the UFC 159 weigh-in event at the Prudential Center on April 26, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: Training is always intense and productive. I’m mentally and physically pushing myself to find my limits and break them.
When and why did you
start training for fighting? I was always competitive growing up. I took
karate and wrestled in High School and then went up to 245 pounds. I
got sick looking in the mirror and I started training to lose weight. I
had my first amateur fight, and I felt I could prosper in this, so I
became passionate about training and my health.
What ranks and titles have you held? 205 destiny state title.
you have any heroes? Professor Martin Buell & my father for my
upbringing, Nick and Nate Diaz for changing my nutrition and instilling a
great work ethic and healthiness in my life.
What does it mean for
you to fight in the UFC? It means I can finally represent myself, my
team, and especially Hawaii, in the best fighting promotion in the
What was your job before you started fighting? Painter
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine
Favorite striking technique: Liver shot