"When I first watched MMA I was hooked and knew this is what I wanted to do with my life."
Louis "Da Last Samurai" Smolka fights people for a living and lives in Hawaii. So basically he is living the dream.
He competes in the MMA UFC Flyweight division and is currently ranked #13. He has fought for King of the Cage and Pacific Extreme Combat, where he was Flyweight Champion.
We asked him a few questions on his life, what MMA has taught him (or hasn't), and why shaving is important to him:
Where were you first introduced to martial arts?
I started doing Kenpo Karate when I was 7.
What inspired you to start pursuing MMA fighting competitively?
When I first watched MMA I was hooked and knew this is what I wanted to do with my life.
What does your daily training routine look like?
I don't actually train, I just show up and wing it...haha. I usually train once in the morning with my team, and then BJJ or strength training at night.
Does getting hit hard suck?
Getting kicked in the leg or hit in the body is probably the worst thing ever.
What is the most valuable thing MMA fighting has taught you?
MMA has made me forget more things than it has taught me...
What do you do to relax after a fight?
To relax, I love to play video games and spend time with my beautiful daughter, Lucy. (Hence why I'm excited for your shave products, she'll give me kisses when I'm clean shaved).
How do you stay healthy?
I don't stay healthy, please see my response to question above on daily training ;-)
Actually the best way to stay healthy really starts with diet and good recovery habits during and after training camps.