Curtis ‘Razor’ Blaydes
Fighting Out Of: Nowhere, Oaklahoma (USA)
Curtis Blaydes is an American Mixed Martial Artist fighting in the UFC’s Heavyweight division. His record currently stands at 9-1-1 with his only loss coming in his UFC debut against Francis Ngannou. At UFC 221 earlier this year, Curtis rallied to victory against Mark Hunt to earn himself the biggest win of his career. Now ranked in the top five of his division, Curtis will be facing veteran contender Alistair Overeem at UFC 225 next month.
What was the fight of moment in particular that let you know you could fight at a high level?
“It wasn’t until my UFC debut that I knew I belonged.”
If you could give 18 year old self one piece of advice, what would it be?
“I would tell my 18 year old self to try Boxing.”
What separates you from the pack?
“I am the best wrestler in the division.”
Is there a technique that you feel is being criminally underused / trained in the sport today?
“More guys should drill mat returns, it’s not used enough.”
Who is someone that you have trained with, that has consistently blown you away or extremely impressed you?
“My teammate Cory Sandhagen. He has the nicest footwork I’ve seen and it keeps improving.”
Who is someone that inspires you?
“My teammate Neil Magny is hands down the hardest worker I’ve ever encountered. And he is a really, genuine cool person”.