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The first time Kuchlong Kuchlong saw snow, he thought it was salt. It was the winter of 2000 and the 13 year-old boy had just finished a long, multi-stop trip from a refugee camp in Kenya to Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Kuchlong quickly joined a local Thai Boxing and BJJ academy and has been fighting on and off for the last nine years. He recently moved to Minneapolis to train with Greg Nelson, the same guy who trained UFC champions Sean Sherk and Brock Lesnar.
“Martial arts gives me something to focus on, it never really stops teaching me new things. I’m not that interested in anything else, marriage or a job or whatever, I just train everyday and work enough to pay my rent while I train. That’s it. It’s just all martial arts right now.”
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