Former MMA fighter and kickboxer whose five major tournament wins cemented his place as one of the great Heavyweight kickboxers of all time. He won four K-1 World Grand Prix Championships, including three consecutively.
He was a black belt in Ashihara kaikan by age eighteen.
He is famous for his staggering size, standing at 6'11", 291 lbs. during his fighting days.
Both of his parents practiced Kyokushin kaikan.
He defeated Badr Hari at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final in Japan.