1. What inspired you to pursue a career in mixed martial arts and join Fight Academy Ireland?
The idea of learning new skills and evolving in the sport inspires me most. At Fight Academy Ireland this is something I could tell they are passionate about.
2. How has training at Fight Academy Ireland helped shape you as a fighter and contributed to your growth in the sport?
It has been a huge influence; I have a confidence in my ability which stems from the work they do in and outside of the gym.
3. Who are your role models or sources of inspiration in the world of MMA?
Many names come to mind such as Demetrious Johnson, Israel Adesanya and George St Pierre but also names that are a lot more relatable like Paul Hughes and Rhys McKee
4. What is the most challenging aspect of being a professional fighter, and how do you overcome those challenges?
Balancing personal life with professional life. I have a fantastic support network which helps me keep both mentally and physically ready for challenges.
5. How do you balance your training schedule with other aspects of your life, such as work or family?
I set out some non-negotiables such as specific classes I must attend each week. This helps keep me on track. If for some reason, I am unable to make them I’ll do my best to make up for the missed session later in the week.
6. Are there any rituals or superstitions you follow before a fight?
I’m not religious up until about 2 minutes before each fight then I start asking Jesus to look out for me 😂
7. How do you stay motivated and driven during tough times or setbacks in your career?
Try to understand that setbacks are important and there is room for growth on the other side of them. I’m bound to learn something from a loss or injury.