We catch up with one of the UK's most talented MMA prospects, and Urban Jack champion, Arnold 'Almighty' Allen.

Arnold Allen

January, 1994



Introduce yourself.
I'm Arnold Allen, 24 years old and I compete in the UFC's Featherweight Division. I train under Firas Zahabi at the legendary Tristar gym.

You're new to the crayon box. What's your colour?
I'd have to go with Blue, as it's the colour of my local Football team.

Your next life is an animal. Which one?
I'd like to be a Gorilla, would be pretty cool to be that strong. 

Funniest thing that's happened recently?
I fell over the day running in the snow, luckily only a few people saw me.

What inspires you?
I want to be the best at what I do.

Go-to outfit?
Hugh Hefner robe.

What were you like in school?
I was a pain in the ass at school, never anything really bad, but I was always on the wind up.

Most embarrassing moment?
Probably throwing up in a night club, due to food poisoning though! Haha.

What music is currently on your playlist?
I've been listening to an old album from Kid Cudi last couple of days, Man on the Moon.

Best recent film?
Last film I watched was Atomic Blonde thought it was pretty good.

Tell us something we don't know.
My right foot is half a shoe size bigger than the left.

Current read?
Just finished Marcus Aurelius meditations.

Best travel experience?
Obtaining a taxidermy Otter in Finland.

Proudest achievement?
I haven't done all that much yet but my biggest achievement would have to be winning a Lightweight title on 5 days notice.

Next goal?
I want be World Champion one day.

Alternative career?
Professional Boxer

Dream drive?
Around the world.

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