March 14th 2017
Name – Ralphie White
Nickname – The Ninja
Age – 13
Weight – 85lbs
Record – 3 Wins 3 Losses 2 Draws
Where are you from ?
Houghton Lake Mi.
How old are you ?
I am 13 years old.
How long have you been training ?
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 ?
What is your current record ?
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 ?
What team do you train with ?
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 ?
What weight do you fight at ?
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 ?
Who has been your toughest fight to date ?
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.
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 ?
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.
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 ?
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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