Name: Ben 'The Spider' Crook
Gym: Lionheart MMA, Exmouth
Trainer: Dave Matthews
Pro record: 4-2-0
Favourite technique: the guillotine
AV travelled down to Exmouth to meet Ben and his coach Dave at the Lion's Den gym where Ben trains evey day and teaches MMA. This includes a forty mile commute each way.
AV: How did you get into MMA?
Ben: I was training in Muay Thai with Howard Hughes and he introduced me to BJJ. From there I was hooked and switched over to train MMA full time.
AV: Why do they call you 'The Spider'?
Ben: Dave gave me the name for the way I climb up the cage when I'm fighting.
AV: It's a tought game. What are your career ambitions?
Ben: I quit college to train full time and teach at the gym. My main ambition is to keep winning fights and make it to UFC.
AV: From what we've seen of your fights, you've got a great future. Good luck in your next fight.