Humanizing Athletes: UFC Fighter William Knight’s Favorite Things

UFC fighter William Knight (9-2)

MMA fighters are savages. They are the best athletes on Earth; however, they are also human and enjoy things just like you and me.

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William “Knightmare” Knight is a violent light heavyweight prospect to keep your eyes on. He boasts a 90% finish rate in his nine wins. All of his finishes have come by knockout or TKO. Knight is very fun to watch.

Knight came on the radar of many fans when he competed on season three of Dana White’s Contender Series. He fought Herdem Alacabek in the main event of week 8 and won the fight via TKO in the third round.

He was offered a developmental contract by Dana White and went 2-1. However, his third-round knockout vs. Rocky Edwards in January of 2020 earned him another Contender Series shot.

Knight fought Cody Brundage on season four of Dana White’s Contender Series last September and earned a contract when he finished Brundage in the first round.

Knight made his UFC debut 25 days after receiving his UFC contract at UFC 253. He defeated Aleksa Camur via unanimous decision, the first of his professional career. The 15 minutes of octagon time showed everyone that he is more than a knockout artist.

The ‘Knightmare’ suffered his first UFC loss against Da Un Jung at UFC on ABC 2: Vettori vs. Holland in April, losing via unanimous decision.

He will be looking to rebound against Fabio Cherant at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Gastelum on August 21, 2021.

Here is a list of MMA fighter William Knight’s favorite things.

  • Favorite food – Ox Tail
  • Favorite drink – Orange soda or Orange juice
  • Favorite color – Orange
  • Favorite all-time fight to watch – Kevin Randleman vs. Fedor Emelianenko
  • Favorite knockout – Ed Thornton’s head-kick KO
  • Favorite of your own fights – My fight vs. Terrance Jean-Jacques
  • Favorite sport to watch other than MMA – Boxing or Racing
  • Favorite submission to practice – I’m a fan of chokes
  • Favorite athlete – Anyone who grinds as hard as me
  • Favorite movie – Last Dragon
  • Favorite TV show – Dragon Ball Z and Naruto
  • Favorite song – Love$ick by Mura Masa ft. A$ap Rocky
  • Favorite band or musician – Vybz Kartel
  • Favorite place to travel to – Car parts store
  • Favorite video game – Monster Hunter World or Marvel Contest of Champions
  • Favorite animal – Dragon
  • Favorite holiday – Family Reunion
  • Favorite hobby – Building cars

You can follow MMA fighter William Knight on Instagram and Twitter.

Check out the rest of my humanizing series.

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