Kiwi Talkz #19 – Carlos Hicks (MMA, Israel Adesanya, Fitness, Fiji, China, Mental Health etc.)



Spoke with 2018 King In The Ring Winner Carlos Hicks about his climb in MMA, training at City Kickboxing with Eugene Bareman and Israel Adesanya as well as his time in Fiji, China and Mental Health

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TIMESTAMPS

00:35 – How Carlos Got Into Kickboxing
07:01 – Psychological Side Of Fighting/Being Knocked Out For The First Time
11:18 – Brutality Of MMA
12:35 – Training With Eugene Bareman
15:00 – Moving Up To Auckland To Train Permanently With Eugene
17:45 – Driving To Auckland
18:48 – MMA Guys Being One Big Family/NZ Brings Out The Best Of Fighters
20:25 – Lack Of Funding/NZ Media Exposure In MMA
21:27 – Embracing The Darkness Of MMA
22:48 – Carlos’ Training
24:20 – Carlos Inspired By The Young Guys
24:25 – Carlos’ Fitness Regime
25:53 – Auckland Training & Traffic
26:51 – Balancing Work & Training
28:37 – Carlos Learning From Jiu Jitsu Guys
31:00 – Carlos’ Nutrition/Eating Habits
35:40 – Winning King In The Ring/Fijian Support
37:02 – China/Working In China
38:52 – Training Kids In China
40:13 – We Chat App
40:47 – Internet A Necessary Resource These Days
41:40 – Fiji
42:33 – NZ’s Relaxed Culture Vs Other Developed Countries
44:55 – Fitting In Family Time With Work & Training/Auckland Traffic
46:00 – Public Transport Vs Auckland
46:39 – Carlos’ Vlog
47:41 – Carlos’ Starting A Podcast/Frenemies Podcast
48:41 – Kiwi Talkz Inspired By Joe Rogan
49:57 – Anonymouz/NZ Hip Hop
50:42 – 1Outs/Battle Rap/Carlos Writes Rhymes & Songs
52:43 – Reece Entering Battle Rap
53:07 – Tall Poppy Syndrome/Israel Adesanya
55:54 – Getting Punched In The Face/Worst Place To Get Hit
57:04 – Next UFC Event Being Held In NZ
57:48 – Carlos’ 2 Year Plan/MMA Is A Short Career
58:18 – Carlos’ Plan After MMA/Carlos Being Champ
59:30 – Dealing With Fame/Haterz
1:03:13 – People Talking Shit About What They Would Do In MMA
1:05:15 – People Mistaking Israel’s Confidence As Arrogance
1:06:21 – Israel’s Opening Dance
1:07:43 – UFC Loving Fighters Self Promotion/Trash Talk
1:08:55 – What Carlos Does In His Spare Time
1:09:48 – Comedians
1:10:54 – Mental Health/Depression
1:12:00 – Stigma Of Men Considered Weak For Being Depressed
1:12:55 – Combating Depression With A Close Community/White Families
1:14:30 – Social Media
1:16:16 – Society Pressures
1:17:27 – Being Happy With Yourself/Confidence
1:19:06 – Not Expecting Your Partner To Fill A Void
1:20:00 – Surrounding Yourself With Positive People
1:21:56 – Eating Healthy & Exercising Helps Your Mental State
1:22:33 – Drinking Culture In NZ
1:25:01 – Carlos’ Destiny
1:25:57 – Carlos’ Inner Circle/True Friends
1:27:22 – Appreciating NZTravelling Changing A Persons Perspective
1:30:01 – Helping People In A Depressed State
1:32:00 – Internet A Double Edged Sword/Kiwi Talkz Can Help People
1:33:13 – NZ Is Different To The Rest Of The World
1:34:21 – Reece & Carlos Eat Scorched Almonds
1:35:06 – Where To Follow Carlos

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