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UFC 127 Weigh-in: James Te Huna
James Te Huna
TRAINING: A typical day of training for me consists of sparring, groundwork and kickboxing. I spend an equal amount of time on each discipline throughout the week.
Thoughts on opponent, Mauricio Rua? Shogun is a gifted athlete and he is one of my favorite fighters to watch. It will be an honor to step in the Octagon with a legend.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I grew up watching Bruce Lee movies as a kid. My father and his side of the family liked to brawl a bit too so I was eventually going to fall into it. I started boxing when I was 14.
What ranks and titles have you held? CFC Light Heavyweight world champion, ISKA MMA Australian Light Heavyweight champion
Do you have any heroes? My family and friends. We're a tight bunch, and we all help each other.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The UFC is the pinnacle of MMA, and I'm looking forward to the challenge against the elite athletes in this sport.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I was working as a Bricklayer
Favorite grappling technique: I love my takedowns
Favorite striking technique: Right uppercut