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The Last Fighter Standing (LFS) SA National Championship 2016 & The Last Fighter Standing 4-Nations Championship 2016 will be hitting the Ticketpro Dome on the 15th October 2016.

Last Fighter Standing – Fighter Profiles

The Last Fighter Standing (LFS) SA National Championship 2016 & The Last Fighter Standing 4-Nations Championship 2016 will be hitting the Ticketpro Dome on the 15th October 2016.

Prepare to have your mind blown at the opening ceremony that will trace the history of martial arts and which will be the biggest ever to happen on South African soil. LFS will be hosted by internationally renowned actor and martial arts legend Michael Jai White. The tournament will feature top fighters from across the globe, making this the biggest LFS bout ever to hit our shores.

Last fighter Standing is set to become a global phenomenon, attracting the most superior fighters the world has to offer. The unique set of rules gives allstyles of martial arts, including but not limited to Boxing, Muay Thai, Judo, Kick boxing, Karate, MMA and many others. For the first time ever, the world of fighting and martial arts will be unified in the same league.

Ceeh Khubone

“I am a potential LFS champion!”

Last Fighter Standing – Ceeh KhuboneTell us a bit about your background.

I grew up in a poor family of many siblings. Life wasn’t easy, but I fell in love with fighting sport at a very young age. My father had a black belt in karate and he’s the reason I am where I am today with martial arts. I live and train in Ntuzuma township in Durban. I also train some of the people from my community.

How did you come to do fight sports?

I started martial arts when I was six, and I am grateful for what I have become and where the sport got me.

What made you get into Last Fighter Standing?

I want to prove that I’m the best fighter in the world! I like that LFS is a unique new sport, and it’s fair. It’s been challenging and great at the same time and I’ve already learnt so much along the way.

What motivates you?

I want to Inspire people. I want people to look at me and say, “Because of you, I didn’t give up.” My previous fights also motivate me, because every time I watch them, they give me the strength to train hard to become the best.

What kind of training do you do? What are some of the sacrifices a fighter has to make for his sport?

I do Muay Thai training twice a day – three hours in the morning and five hours in the afternoon. The main sacrifice is not spending much time with family and friends and other hobbies or activities. I focus on training.

What makes a great fighter?

A great fighter learns from their mistakes and respects everyone all the time. Before fighting and after.

Are you the same in the ring as you are away from it?

Once I enter the ring or the cage, I become something else. I’m unstoppable!

What have you learnt from fight sports? Would you recommend it to others?

I’ve learnt respect, honour and discipline. I’ve learnt so much about myself.

What is your dream – where would you like to get to, in fighting and in life?

My dream is to become an actor one day. I do believe this sport will open doors for me. In fighting I want to be known worldwide and respected across all sports.

If you win your two fights on Saturday you go home with R200 000. What will that mean to you?

If I were to win, I would fix up my gym and help in my community, especially the schools in my area, by donating books and uniforms to those in need. I believe education is the key to success.

You can catch Ceeh in action at the Last Fighter Standing SA Championships, sponsored by Generosity Water, at The Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, on Saturday 15 October. The Las Vegas-style event also features the LFS 4-Nations Championships with 4 international heavyweight fighters squaring off against each other, plus a bonus fight between and international and a local heavyweight; and entertainment that includes a performance by Micasa. Tickets are available at www.ticketpros.co.za and at the door on Saturday. Doors open at 4pm.

Last Fighter Standing – Tommy StrydomTommy is a dedicate kickboxing champion from the East Rand and he’s been fighting all his life. He’s doing it for his God, his family and for the kids…

 

Tell us a bit about your background.

I’m from Boksburg, Gauteng. I grew up here. I’m a family person. I love my family and they come first. I work for myself in the metal-trading world and I’ve also got my own kickboxing club – Lions Performance kickboxing in Parkdene, Boksburg – where I train myself and my students. I train at my coach Ferdinand Basson’s dojo, Junkyard MMA.

How did you come to do fight sports?

I started when I was six years old. My parents introduced me to it ’cause I was so active and busy. Then fighting sport became part of my life. I’ve been doing it now for 24 years.

What made you get into Last Fighter Standing?

My coach told me about LFS. What I love about it is the 20 seconds maximum period on the ground. That makes the sport more entertaining for the viewers out there. And the fact that it’s got international exposure.

What have been the highlights of your career?

I had a few highlights in my career like my pro-am title fights, XKT title fights, Four-nations championships and more.

What motivates you?

My faith motivates me, as well seeing people achieve their goals. Being humble in life will take you very far, that’s what I believe. A bad attitude builds bad support or even none.

What kind of training do you do? What are some of the sacrifices you’ve had to make?

I’m a K1 kickboxer. I love strength training and I’m a qualified personal trainer – I have a sports-science diploma. The biggest sacrifice is time. It’s limited. I’ve had to give up family time for training time. I also make time for Jesus our King.

What makes a great fighter?

The amount of respect you have for other fighters. I live by the motto: “I’m as good as anyone who walks the earth. Hard training is another aspect, and setting effective goals.

Are you the same in the ring as you are away from it?

No, you’ll never be the same inside as outside. I’m usually a friendly people person who gets along with everyone. When I fight I’m a lot more aggressive, but we make friends again afterwards.

What have you learnt from fight sports? Would you recommend it to others?

I’ve learnt a lot of discipline and respect and yes I’d recommend it to anyone. It keeps you fit, which is important; you’ve got one body and you need to look after your it. I believe a person who looks after him- or herself in terms of training and wellness will go far.

What is your dream? In fighting and in life?

The dream for me has always been to the best fighter in the world, and it still is. Otherwise I want to be a role model for my son, Ziano, his own superhero. I want him to say I wanna be like my dad one day. I just want to be successful in life and help everyone I can. I want to build a future for my son and my lady, Monique Els.

If you won the final, what would that R200k do for you?

I’d first buy Monique a ring and ask her to marry me. Then I’d get rid of unnecessary debt and start saving. I would like to help an organisation for underprivileged kids with a donation. I love kids.

You can catch Tommy in action at the Last Fighter Standing SA Championships, sponsored by Generosity Water, at The Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, on Saturday 15 October. The Las Vegas-style event also features the LFS 4-Nations Championships with 4 international heavyweight fighters squaring off against each other, plus a bonus fight between and international and a local heavyweight; and entertainment that includes a performance by Micasa.Tickets are available at www.ticketpros.co.za and at the door on Saturday. Doors open at 4pm.

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