Every thing about Anthony Njokuani is fascinating, but most interesting is his near career as a professional dancer. I guess he's lucky he made the right decision because MMA is going strong while Breakin 3 and Footloose 2 never made it into production.
Heavy.com: Before you became a fighter you were a dancer. How in the world did the dance studio become a dojo?
Anthony Njokuani: At the studio where I danced a kickboxing instructor took over part of the space.I ended up training with him for six months and he saw the potential in me. Eventually he opened up his own gym, and that's when I started training religiously. He threw me in my first fight a year later. He told me after that 'You're going to be a fighter.' that's all I've done since then. Training, fighting, I never had a chance to go to break dancing practice. It was hard to keep up with dancing when he was pretty much taking all of my time. A lot of the people I danced with have become professionals and actors. Sometime I think about what could have been.
Heavy.com: We talked to Jose Aldo after his fight and he came from capoeira. That would have been perfect for you!
Anthony Njokuani: See the thing about capoeira, there were no capoeira schools in Dallas. Until I left. Then there was a guy that opened up a caporeira gym. I was pretty pissed that a school finally opened and I wasn't able to take part.
Heavy.com: Missed your calling?
Anthony Njokuani: I wish I had known about it before I left, but things happen for a reason. I am happy I came out here to Vegas and I'm blessed with everything God has given me in my life.
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