The Muay Thai Guy Podcast – Episode 105
When you fight top tier competition in stadiums like Lumpinee, Rajadamnern and MAX Muay Thai, you’re bound to become an absolute savage… and that’s exactly what Ognjen Topic has done.
After making the decision to quit his full-time graphic design job, Ognjen has made the conscious decision to dedicate his life to his training so he can become one of the best fighters in the world. His dedication, resilient mindset and technical skills are just some of the attributes he possesses that separates him from the rest of the pack.
It’s been awhile since I last talked to Ognjen, so it was fun catching up and getting to pick his brain again. I asked him about a number of topics including:
- At what point did he make the decision to quit his job to pursue Muay Thai with 100% dedication.
- How his training has changed since he’s been committed to Muay Thai (it’s not what you would think).
- How training in Thailand opened up his eyes to how he needs to train back at home.
- Why his training camps are only 3 weeks long as compared to other fighters who have 6 weeks or more to prepare.
- How he’s able to create a work schedule around his training schedule.
- His thoughts on how his nutrition differs in Thailand from back home in the US.
- Why he feels it’s important to brand and promote yourself as a Muay Thai fighter.
- Which Onnit supplements he finds to be the most beneficial to his training/nutrition.
- Why he focuses on teaching the mental side of training/fighting when he teaches seminars.
- His thoughts on transitioning to kickboxing so he can fight on a regular basis.
- And much more!
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