When it comes to Mixed Marital Arts, Tori Thompson is no stranger. Standing only 5’3” tall and weighing in at only 117lbs, this five-time martial arts medalist proves that big things can come in small packages.
Tori Thompson holds belts in Tang Soo Do, Soo Bahk Do and has trained in American Kenpo and Kyusho Jitsu.
You might remember Tori from her Hottie of the Month post back in may! Not only is she sexy she can also kick your ass. Tori gives us some background on herself, answers some probing questions, and predicts the UFC100 winners
What’s your favorite move?
I have strong legs so I love kicks. The high kick is probably my favorite because nobody expects it from me.
Did competing in tournaments make you nervous?
I would be lying if I said no! The nerves are the worst until the fight starts. After the fight has begun all you can think about is fighting.
How often do you work out?
You can find me in the gym six days a week. Im an addict! I love pushing myself to the limit.
What’s Your favorite part of working out?
I like doing everything; abs, arms, legs, chest, treadmill – anything that makes me sweat.
Tori’s Thoughts on UFC 100:
When it comes to UFC, Tori is one of the guys; “I am super excited for UFC 100. Georges St. Pierre, Mac Danzig, Hendo and Lesnar all on one card is going to be bas ass! GSP is one of my favorite fighters and I can’t wait to see Danzig – I love his submissions! Every time I hear the name ‘Mac Danzig’ I can’t help but think of the infamous hummingbird feeder on The Ultimate Fighter 6. Still makes me laugh!”
It would appear you like tattoos - How many do you have and what do they represent?
Starting at the top of my back, my first tattoo was of a dragon. I got it when I was really young. It was something I drew while watching a friend get tattooed.
My second was the Old English letters that say “KLL”, which is my families initials.
The third was a bottle of Kill-Devil Rum. I wanted to get something to symbolize living above the influence. Kill-Devil Rum dates back to the mid 1600’s and was a harsh, terrible liquor known to cause horrid hangovers.
My fourth tattoo was a koi fish and waves that I got for my father who loves his koi fish named Bullet.
My most recent tattoo is of one of my martial arts medals. Its still in the works. I plan to get the red white and blue ribbon next week – photos coming soon!
Plans for more tats after that?
Of course! The whole right side of my back is going to be a mural of things important to my life.
Have any piercings?
Yes. I have about a dozen, but they’re all hidden…shhhh…
What are your favorite things to do outside of fitness?
I don’t have a ton of “free time” but I like shooting pool and playing cards. Euchre and Poker are my favorite games. I also enjoy going to the casino. MGM in Detroit is great!
Since the success of our last interview, any updates?
I’m still on Twitter
and I’m still working hard on my blog (http://paidopps.blogspot.com
). In addition, I FINALLY worked on my facebook
! I have a few photoshoots coming up in the next month, and I may be landing a role in a small film! As always I will keep you posted!
UFC 100 – Winners in Bold
When: July 11, 2009
Where: Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada
Dong Hyun Kim vs. TJ Grant
Matt Grice vs. Shannon Gugerty
Tom Lawler vs. CB Dollaway
Mark Coleman vs. Stephan Bonnar
Mac Danzig vs. Jim Miller
Jon Jones vs. Jake O’Brien
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alan Belcher
Paulo Thiago vs. Jon Fitch
Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson
Thiago Alves vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Welterweight Champion)
Frank Mir (Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion) vs. Brock Lesnar (UFC Heavyweight Champion)