Before Natal Levy returns to action tonight for LFA 45 in California, the top Israeli prospect spoke with FightbBookMMA.
How did you find MMA to begin with?
I got into MMA at around the age of 12, I would watch UFC and Pride with friends, we would after go out to the local park and bang it out. It was only years later I rediscovered MMA from a fighter’s point of view by then I was already a black belt teaching Karate full time and had a lot of success, I was offered to participate in an Israeli version of The Ultimate Fighter and I immediately said yes, The show was cancelled but I was so excited I was gonna fight with or without the show and that is what set the wheels in motion for me to become an MMA fighter.
How do you feel about what you’ve established so far?
I take a lot of pride in what I accomplished so far, Nothing was easy and I put in a lot of hard work. Even what seems like the easiest fights, the ones under a minute have been paid for with a lot of sweat, dedication & sacrifice. I got to many points where I think most people would have quit but I am not most people.
How excited are you to be back with LFA?
I’m very excited to fight for LFA again, The show is professionally managed, fighters are well taken care and the fights are nothing short of awesome. LFA is a worldwide top MMA promotion for good reasons and I am proud to take part in this big event.
What can fans expect from you in your LFA debut?
Fans can always expect a good fight from me, If my opponents dares to make a mistake I will capitalize on it and finish the fight fast, I have 3 wins in under a minute thirty and if opportunity doesn’t present itself i’m willing to go toe-to-toe for 3 rounds with anyone.
What would you like to accomplish in the next 12 months?
My four amateur fights were all done in a little under a year, I broke my hand in the last one which took some time to heal and then went pro, I’d like to get 4 wins within a year of March when I started my pro career.