Sport - Mixed Martial Arts, Football/Soccer, Football/NFL, Cricket. (although i like most sports)
Politics (including UK, US and international relations, Globalisation, US Foreign policy, The post cold war era 1990-2001 (How this effected the US, Europe and changed the way we look at International relations) Neo Realism, The Clinton years 1992-2000)
Drinking - Budweiser, Champagne, Red Bull, Coffee, Hoegaarden, Budvar, Vodka, Shooters, Cocktails, Wine, Water and Alcopops...I drink them all...with mixed results
MoviesIn no Particular Order. Akira, The Shawshack Redemption, Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, True Romance, Gladiator, It's a Wonderful Life, The Usual Suspects, Mission Impossible 1, Trainspotting, Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels, Goodfellas, Apocalypse Now, Forrest Gump, Casualties of War, Bad Boys, L.A. Confidential, Raging Bull, Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, The Deer Hunter, Die Hard 1 and 2, Layer Cake, Flightpath, Casino, Lost in Translation, Goldeneye,
BooksI don't read enough and i'm totally ashamed about it!
All Too Human: A Political Education by George Stephanopoulos.
It's about the Clinton years and is a great account of what is it like to be in a dream job, with all the trappings of power, alongside someone you idolise and support, then watching it fall to pieces when that person and the system brutally lets you down)
HeroesI have a few people that i would call "Heroes"...but i've found out that quite often "Heroes" inevitably let you down in the long run!
- Jul 20, 2009 7:25 PM Some Thoughts and Feelings: A Fantastic Result Or A Dangerous Precedent ?
- May 21, 2009 3:23 PM My Interview With M-1Global.com
- Mar 8, 2009 11:11 PM Losing it !
- Jan 14, 2009 5:09 PM British Fighting Championship
- Jan 2, 2009 7:39 PM 2009
I am a 31 Year Old Male living in Dagenham East London/Essex, England. work for Warrior Promotions, who specialise in promoting Mixed Martial Arts events. We run the well respected and successful "Cage Warriors Fighting Championship" in the UK (and now the USA too)
We also manage and represent MMA fighters and are known for getting fighters opportunities in top shows around the world. Find out more by going to www.cagewarriors.com
As an MMA fan myself, it is fantastic to work in the industry and can also be very rewarding, but it is often pretty stressful and frustrating. I often find myself battling against big people with big egos who try and force their agenda on me and others. But on the flipside I have been lucky enough to have met some great people, and have been to some cool places and gone to some great events because of my job.
I try hard to be a good person, do the right thing and fight the "good" fight. However I often feel despite my best efforts, i usually let myself down. I'm often hypercritical on myself and i often feel either annoyingly hyper-active, quiet/shy, anxious and/or depressed. But I also have a lot of spirit and drive which keeps me going.
I also used to be a bit of a political junkie, i studied Politics at University and spend most of the 90's to mid 00's boring people senseless at parties, bars and formal functions about Politics! I specialised in US politics and International Relations and still have a keen interest in US government today
In short, i know i have my issues but i feel i am a likeable and "good" person. People may try and take advantage of that, but I'll do what i can to keep going and be a success, whilst not selling my soul in the process.
Favourite Quote - "Integrity is not a 90 percent thing, either you have it or you don't".
Who I'd like to meet:
I like to meet people who are in the MMA industry, it my work after all. Most of the guys in the business are good people and i wanna help support the sport
Bill Clinton and more people from that era. Everyone laughed at Clinton's presidency...but i think he did a good job considering what he had to deal with during his term of office
I'm sure there are other people too...i guess i like to meet people who have made an impact and/or are inspiring
However i like talking to people in general, so feel free to add me.
- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Dagenham, Essex, England
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: 6' 0" / Average
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Children: Someday
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: UK MMA Worker
- Income: Less than $30,000
London Metropolitan University
1997 to 2000
- London, United Kingdom
- Graduated: 2000
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
- Major: Politics
- Minor: International Relations
Robert Clack School
1989 to 1997
- Dagenham, United Kingdom
- Graduated: 1997
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: High School Diploma
Cage Warriors Fighting Championships