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TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 21: Daniel Omielanczuk celebrates after defeating Nandor Guelmino (not pictured) in their UFC heavyweight bout at the Air Canada Center on September 21, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Daniel Omielanczuk
TRAINING: We had a heavy, intensive camp, training usually twice a day. I was totally focused on my preparation. Eat, sleep and train.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started to train Karate at the age of seven for two years. Then kickboxing and Muay Thai. In 2005 I started with MMA. I always wanted to do fight sports after I saw the movie “American Ninja.”
What ranks and titles have you held? Three-time Polish Muay Thai Champion, Superheavyweight Polish Champion Wushu (Sanda), Heavyweight European MMA Champion Bushido FC, two-time MMA Tournament Champion in Ukraine
Do you have any heroes? Cain Velasquez because of his style. Igor Vovchanchyn
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? My dream as a fighter and athlete came true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to College and have a bachelor degree in tourism. Right now I am finishing my master studies.
What was your job before you started fighting? I helped my mother on the farm.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Polish Amateur MMA CUP winner, and title of best fighter of the tournament
Favorite grappling technique: North-south position
Favorite striking technique: High kick