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UFC competitor, Josh Sampo joins the Funky Monkey MMA Radio to discuss his career and what it is like fighting on the biggest stage in the world.
UFC Biography on Josh Sampo
TRAINING: 4am three mile run, 4-5pm wrestling practice, 5-6pm MMA practice, 7-8pm boxing, 8-9pm strength and conditioning
When and why did you start training for fighting? I wanted to keep my competitive edge after collegiate wrestling and occupy my time.
What ranks and titles have you held? CFA Flyweight Champion, Purple belt in Jiu-jitsu
Do you have any heroes? Father and grandfather
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true!
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes. BS in Biology, minor in chemistry, Masters of Arts in Education. Lindenwood University
What was your job before you started fighting?Student/teacher
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?Three-time All-American wrestler
Favorite grappling technique: RNC
Favorite striking technique: Switch kick to the head
• Pro since 2009
• Six wins by submission, five by decision
• Owns 2012 win over UFC / WEC vet Antonio Banuelos
• Three first round finishes
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