Onur Seven is the youngest fighter to join JockPharm but despite his age, he is a beast. Onur is a 13-year-old and is from Malmö Sweden. His passion for MMA is undeniable. We decided to find out more about him and had a quick chat, and here is what we got. He started training 2 years ago, first boxing and now has been training MMA. He trains in Redline Training Center, Mälmö, Sweden. Onur has 3 more years to go until he can compete, as he is not allowed to because of his age. He spars 3 times a week and training hard for his debut in 2022 when he turns 16.
“My dad did some boxing when he was young so I thought I give it a try and later I got into MMA as I wanted to train something that works in all situations. Martial Arts means everything to me. It taught me not only to defend myself but it gave me character and self-esteem when I needed it the most.
Onur is so fierce and passionate that the one-hour training session is often not enough and he needs to train extra hours with his father to satisfy his thirst for more. “The thing I feel that I have to improve in my arsenal is grappling to catch up with the other guys in the gym because I come from a striking background. I have a special relation to striking as that is my background. I love how a striker moves and can at the same time charge some monstrous power. For my own fighting style, I would say it is striking and takedown defense.
Onur’s one of the biggest inspirations is his dad. “I have many fighters that I look up to. But the first one that comes to my mind is Ilir Latifi who grew up in the same neighborhood as my dad. Other fighters I look up to are Israel Adesanya, Jorge Masvidal, Nate Diaz, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Zabit Magomedsharipov, and of course Mike Tyson when he was in his prime. But they are all superstars and easy to look up to. My everyday inspiration and motivation I get from the warriors in the gym that I see every day they be grinding and putting in work to chase the same dream as I am. Ali Taleb, Habal, Kevin Munje, and my coach Akira Corassani these guys’ names are worth mentioning a million times.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19 he is anticipating his comeback to training properly and as much as possible. We think this kid is pretty amazing and has a brilliant fighting career ahead of him. He definitely has the drive and the passion for the sport. Connect and learn more about this incredible athlete on JockPharm.