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Gettng To Know Alex Karalexis

What are your thoughts on your upcoming fight against Kenny Florian?

Alex Karalexis: This is hands down my biggest challenge as a fighter. I'm preparing for 15 minutes of hell and I'm ready for it.

Ten Questions

1. Could you tell us a little about how you got started in mixed martial arts?

AK: I used to play soccer but had to stop due to injuries. I started taking some jiu jitsu classes to fall back on my wrestling background to stay active. Went to a fight, took a dare from my best friend, and here I am 2 years later.

2. What was the best and worst part of being on The Ultimate Fighter tv show?

AK: The best part has been being part of something that has brought so much attention to this sport. The worst was being locked up for 2 months.

3. What are your hobbies outside of martial arts?

AK: Traveling and spending time with friends and family.

4. What movie have you watched the most times?

AK: The Jerk. Funniest movie ever made.

5. What CDs are you always listening to?

AK: Any U2 CD, They are the best band ever.

6. What's the last good book you read?

AK: Whale Hunt in the Desert.

7. If you could have a ten minute conversation with any historical or present figure, who would it be?

AK: President Bush. I like the fact that he has made some difficult decisions that he knew weren't going to be popular with eveybody but he made them anyway for the good of the country.

8. People would stop thinking you're a tough guy when they find out that you...

AK: Listen to Neil Diamond.

9. Who is your favorite MMA fighter to watch?

AK: Chuck Liddell. He can end a fight at any time.

10. What's the best thing someone has ever done for you?

AK: All the sacrifices my mother has made over the years, she has done so many incredible things I can't just name one.

Thanks for doing the interview. Do you have anything to say to all
your fans out there?

AK: Thanks to all my fans, your continuous support motivates everyday. Check out

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