Bowks Talking Bouts #54: Antoni Hardonk

13Feb

On this BTB installment, I welcomed on K1 World Grand Prix finalist and UFC veteran Antoni Hardonk. We discussed quite a few topics including:

 

Transitioning from being a black belt martial artists to a white belt coach at Dynamix MMA, opening an MMA gym as a basically bankrupt fighter (7:08), Luke Sanders and other promising professionals training at Dynamix (8:51), the evolution of the sport of mixed martial arts (10:49), fighting three times in one night en route to becoming a finalist in a K1 Grand Prix and an undocumented Vale Tudo tournament he competed in while in Italy (14:56), thoughts on the modern kickboxing scene (19:50), having one of the quickest stoppage wins in UFC Heavyweight history (21:08), fighting Frank Mir in UFC and thoughts on Mir's upcoming bout with Fedor in Bellator's Heavyweight Grand Prix (23:04), using his ever improving grappling skills against Mike Wessel to secure a win in UFC (25:47), digging down deep to get a knockout win over Eddie Sanchez in UFC (28:31), being featured as a playable character in multiple UFC video games (30:56), taking part in a photo shoot with Justin Bieber and training Biebs after the shoot (33:31), going to the BET Awards and chilling with comedian Joey Diaz (35:08), being a fan of Pink Floyd and Buddy Guy as well as training to Dutch House music at Dynamix (36:22), and more!

 

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