Know Your Fighter: Laurence Whitesmith

Full Name:

Laurence Whitesmith



Where were you born:


Where do you live:

Willetton, Western Australia

Which gym do you train out of:

Scrappy mma

Who are your coaches:

Ben vickers, Ryan gray, Jack becker,Josh della, Jack della, Pablo Torrealba

What belts or rankings do you currently posses as a martial artist:

Blue belt in jiu jitsu Black belt in kungfu

What sports or activities did you participate in growing up:

Footy and cricket for a little bit. But since 12 only MMA

When did you begin to take MMA seriously as a hobby and then as a potential profession:

Started doing it as a hobby at 12, realised at 14 I can make a career of this

Favourite aspect of training or favourite session of the week, and why:

Favourite aspect of training would be trying to get better every day and having a good scrap with the boys. Favourite session of the week is Wednesday wrestling because it’s horrible.

What are your greatest strengths as an athlete or a fighter:

Athleticism, ability to pick things up fast,mindset

How would you describe your fighting style:

Fundamentally sound with a bit of flair

What is your favourite sport and why:

MMA because what else is there to like

Who is your favourite athlete:

Probably Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant. Because of their unbelievable mental strength and work ethic

Who is your favourite combat sports athlete:

Jack della. He’s got the coolest fighting style and seeing all the 1%’s that he does inspires me to do the same

What are your immediate and long term goals:

Immediate goals are to win as many fights as possible pick up an eternal belt. Long term goal is to be remembered in the ufc as one of the best

When fans see your name on a fight poster, what should they expect:

High level skilful violence

How do you see your upcoming fight playing out:

I see the first round being pretty hectic. But I’ll dominate and show how good I know I am

A final message to any friends, family and supporters:

Love all you guys

Where will any fans or supporters be able to find you socials:

Instagram: @laurencemanchild