Chris Pfeil: Chasing His Dream

Chris Pfeil

MMABeats: How did you and Evan Thompson (UFC Fighter Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson’s younger brother)  meet and become training partners?

Chris: I bumped into Evan at Wal-Mart and started talking. He asked me if I wanted to come train with him and as they say the rest is history.

MMABeats: What is your martial arts background?

Tae Kwon Do  and Karate.

MMABeats: What made you want to start training in MMA ?

My back ground was one of being a standup fighter. About two years ago started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, six months after that started kickboxing and started an MMA team with Evan Thompson. To start with it was just Evan and I. Then it wasnt to long after that there were a few of us on the team. Now we are a solid team.

MMABeats: What does a typical training week consist of  for you?

Chris: Two a days with cardio and weights in the morning and then in the evening MMA Training in the evenings, and then spar two times a week

MMABeats: What kind of music do you listen to while you are training ?

Chris: I stay away from depressing country music and heavy metal but other than that i listen to everything as long as it is upbeat.

MMABeats: What advice would you give a young fighter wanting to make MMA a career?

Chris: I’d say to study many styles as possible!  Be a jack of all trades as they say, that will keep the interest so you don’t get burnt out also don’t rush going pro, starting younger, you have time to get comfortable in the cage and get experience.

MMABeats: April 6, 2013 is your next fight . Where and for what promotion will you be fighting?

Chris:  Sugar Creek Showdown at the Sugar Creek Casino. I’m fighting for the 185 pound title to go with my 170 pound title I won a few months back.

MMABeats: What advice would you give a young fighter wanting to make MMA a career?

Chris: I’d say 2 study many styles as possible! jack of all trades as they say, that will keep the interest so u don’t get burnt out and don’t rush going pro, starting younger u have time to get comfortable in the cage and allow yourself time to gain experience.

MMABeats: What are your goals for your MMA Career ? 

Chris: I’m taking my career 1 step at a time now hoping to make a successful career fighting and supporting my family! For me my ultimate goal is UFC.  It started out as I wanted one  fight for my bucket list! After that first one I was addicted.

Thank you Chris for taking time out of your busy training schedule to talk to me.

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