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March 14th 2017

 
Fighter Profile
Name – Ralphie White
Nickname – The Ninja
Age – 13
Weight – 85lbs
Record – 3 Wins 3 Losses 2 Draws
Team -IronFistMMA

 

 
Where are you from ?
Houghton Lake Mi.

 

How old are you ?
I am 13 years old.

 

How long have you been training ?
5 years.

 

How did you get in to Karate and Jiu Jitsu ?
My brother Zack

 

Tell us about your nickname how you got it ?
I just thought of it one day.

 

What was the defining moment for you when you knew you wanted to become a fighter?
My brother started fighting and I did it because I wanted to be like him.

 

Were your family and friends supportive when you decided to enter the world of competitive combat sports ?
Yes.

 

What is your current record ?
3-3-2.

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What is your favorite strike, submission, or combination to use in a fight ?
Spinning Back Kick and Rear Naked Choke.

 

Who is your biggest inspiration ?
My brother.

 

What team do you train with ?
IronFist MMA.

 

Do you like to stand with your opponent or take the fight to the ground ?
It depends on my opponent.

 

What does being a fighter mean to you ?
Respect,discipline, sportsmanship.

 

What weight do you fight at ?
85lbs.

 

What do you think separates you from other fighters In your division ?
My speed and high kicks.

 

If you could have one dream fight who would it be against ?
Anthony Pettis.

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Who has been your toughest fight to date ?
Jayden McQueen.

 

What is your mindset going in to a fight ?
To stay focused.

 

What promotion are you fighting for ?
SFCL,Prime FS, and Spire MMA.

 

Date and time of your next fight ?
I don’t have a date I don’t have an opponent yet.

 

What do you want to be remembered for at the end of your career ?
For being respectful and a good sport.

 

What is your favorite quote or motto ?
Adapt and overcome any obstacle.

 

What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far ?
Fighting all over the states.

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Who has been most influential to you in your career ?
My Dad my Brother.

 

Who do you feel has had the biggest impact on the sport and why ?
The pioneers of MMA.

 

How would you describe your fighting style ?
Orthodox and switch.

 

What drives or motivates you to step in the cage and compete ?
My brother.

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What is something people might not know about you ?
I helped my brother teach Karate.

 

When you are not in the gym training what do you like to do in your free time ?
I like to play other sports.

 

What advice can you give to other young fighters ?
To train and stay positive and confident.

 

What do you think you would be doing if you hadn’t become a fighter ?
I would be a football player.

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What gets you mentally prepared for a fight ?
Listening to music.

 

Do you have rituals that get you ready to go to step in the ring/cage ?
We pray.

 

Where do you see the sport of MMA in 5-10 years ?
Being one of the top sports around.

 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years ?
Starting my MMA career.

 

Who is your favorite fighter ?
Anthony Pettis, and my brother Zack.

 

Is there anyone you want to thank or give a shout out to ?
My dad my brother and my sponsors and the whole MMA community.

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To follow Ralphie on his combat sports journey click the link below to check out his fan page
https://www.facebook.com/RalphieTheNinjaWhite/

 

To donate and support the IronFist Boys in their training and travel please click the link below and check out there gofundme page
https://www.gofundme.com/zachary-and-ralphies-tour

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