Fighting on the main card of Full Metal Dojo 2 in Phuket this Saturday on 23rd August is Swedish fighter and Muay Thai expert, Kristoffer “Kreepy” Persson who trains out of Legacy Gym in Ubon Ratchathani.
With a professional record standing at 2-3, his last pro fight was won against American fighter Shane Wiggand via TKO to an elbow at the Dare – Rebels of MMA event in Bangkok in 2013.
With ample time for training for the upcoming Full Metal Dojo 2 event, the coaching team at Legacy had been helping him hone his Muay Thai and MMA skills. In fact, Persson’s martial arts base was Muay Thai which he had learnt when he was back in Sweden. He only managed to pick up MMA when he arrived in Thailand.
Undaunted by his perception of how much tougher his opponent Baz Mohammad Mubariz from Afghanistan might seem after watching some videos of the latter’s fights, Persson believed that it would be a good fight but hoped to be fighting standing where he felt he had an edge due to his Muay Thai background.
More importantly, Persson was very happy about getting back into the cage this weekend as he had not fought since Dare. While he certainly was not leading a sedentary life in Thailand in the last few months, he was adamant that “not fighting too long is not good”.
Persson shared that he spent a great deal of time in Boracay, in the Philippines where another Legacy Gym had recently opened. If he was not zipping everywhere in his scooter during his free time, he confessed that he loved the beach so much that he spent a lot of time swimming. He commented that the best way to recover in between training sessions was to spend some time in the water. That certainly was a good tip so I can’t wait to see how that hard training works with his sun-sea-sand recovery regime to contribute to his domination of the cage this weekend.