Blessed with a magnificent head of hair and the fighting spirit to match, Tom Crosby is ready to produce a scintillating performance at Oktagon 53.
From Las Vegas to Sweden, ‘The Viking’ has fought all over the world, mesmerising crowds with his sensational performances. But behind the gifted jiu-jitsu practitioner stands a humble man with family at the core of his heart.
The adoring father has passed on his warrior mentality to his daughter, who’s proving herself to be a tremendous martial artist in her own right, winning treble gold at the BJJ Elite World Championships, resulting in Crosby making an impromptu appearance on Good Morning Britain.
However, when he’s not training the next generation at AVT MMA’s Youth Academy or preparing for a contest himself, the 36-year-old is working as a childminder for his mother’s business — Crosby’s Little Angels.
And it goes without saying that his profession goes down a storm with the parents.
In an exclusive interview with Sporf, Crosby beamed: “The kids don’t really realise, but the dads all love it. They support me and get behind me. They think it’s cool that a professional fighter is picking up their children.”
However, if that wasn’t already enough to impress the parents, the sportsman has also excelled in the acting field, making cameo appearances in Transformers: The Last Night, The Huntsman and Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur. And he’s done it all with the greatest barnet the sport of MMA has ever seen.
Crosby laughed: “I’ve had many different hairstyles. I’ve got to look daft one way or the other. So, this time around, I just went for the mullet.”
But while his haircut is undeniably flawless, his skills in the cage are even better.
Tom Crosby is ready to dazzle the fans at Oktagon 53 with his fighting prowess and his mullet
Later tonight, the Englishman will compete in front of 13,000 fans at the Rudolf-Weber Arena in Oberhausen, Germany, against formidable striker — Miroslav Brož.
However, as good as his adversary has proven to be, Crosby is confident that a fortnight of rigorous training in Thailand, will have given him more than enough to secure the victory.
He explained: “It was an amazing experience. It was perfect timing. One of the lads dropped out at the last minute, so I took his spot. It was my last two weeks of hard training camp. We got there, and I just concentrated on myself, not having to do all the school runs.”
With a shot at the Oktagon championship not too far out of reach, the former rugby star, who spent a season in Australia, will do everything in his power to render his rival unconscious and make his claim for gold.
UK fans can watch live on DAZN.
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