Fighter Analysis: Timur Mercanoglu
For now let's find out what Timur is about when he's not kicking ass inside the cage!
Name: Timur Douglas Mercanoglu
Nickname: The Berserk Turk
Marital Status: In a relationship
Gym: Dave's Gym
MMA Record: 2-0-0
Twitter Account: @timurmercan
Website: I don't have one yet so add me on Facebook and follow my Twitter!
What is your:
Career High? Winning my 2nd pro fight in 31 seconds against Grant Clark.
Career Low? My only ever loss to Brett Johns in semi professional rules, that sucked but a good lesson was learned!
Career Ambition? Of course every fighter wants to be in the UFC, but just being able to make a living out of MMA fighting or MMA reporting/writing is my dream.
Toughest Ever Fight? Definitely my semi-pro fight against Nathan Ford of Newport MMA! I gassed in the first minute and by the second minute my arms and legs felt like blocks of metal, going the distance is no fun.
Favourite Ever Fight? Me vs Douglas Dickson get on youtube and type in ''tim mercanoglu vs Douglas Dickson'' or something like that! These Judo guys are insane I actually went airborne in this one.
Favourite way to end a fight? KO! That's how I want to finish but never do! I will get me a KO one day.
Favourite ever MMA event? Any of the ones where Brock Lesnar got punched and started crying.
Favourite MMA Promotion? UFC got them automatically recording on my virgin account.
Favourite Movie? Terminator 2 Judgement day
Favourite Artist/Band? Linkin Park and Tupac
Favourite Food? Got three things! 16oz rib steak medium rare from Madeira in Cardiff , Large Dominos Pepperoni Passion with Double Decadence and finally Pizza Hut Cookie Dough and Ice Cream. If you have never had Pizza Hut Cookie Dough and Ice Cream you definitely need to.
Favourite Alcoholic Beverage? An Ice cold bottle of Corona with lemon not lime.
Favourite Sport (Apart from MMA)? Rugby when Wales are winning.
Is your favourite fighter of all time? Wanderlei Silva, that guy is a legend he always gives us what we want!
Would you most like to fight (any weight and era)? Wanderlei Silva or Leonard Garcia they come to fight the old fashioned way.
Would you least like to meet in a dark alley? Melvin Manhoef in his spikey collar
Would you want alongside you in a bar fight? Junior Dos Santos he would flop anyone!
Is your favourite MMA Ring Girl? Emily Frowen
Is your inspiration in life? My dad, he works harder than anyone and showed me why being a scum bag will never get you anywhere.
Pick three of your team mates and describe them using only one word?
1. Naim Alwan - Smooth
2. Tanya Merret - Champion
3. Ryan McGhan - Silent
Do you have any superstitions? There must be something after death?
First thing you eat after weighing in? Boost chocolate bar
What is the stupidest thing you have ever done? Drop out of Uni.
What is the worst injury you've ever suffered? I tore my knee ligaments and cartilage training for my first ever MMA bout.
And Finally....What are you Addicted to? Reading fighter analysis's on AddictedMMA.
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Published by Steve Wickett - Sat, 30 Jun 2012 09:46