The journey that Liam Harrision took to become a multi-time world champion and a well-known professional athlete was a lengthy one, as he had to overcome a challenging path in order to accomplish his goals.
This was the subject that Harrison talked about in a video that he uploaded to his official Instagram account not too long ago. He shared a portion of one of his interviews on his website, in which he discussed how he had to work numerous jobs in order to make ends meet in order to pursue his ambition of being a professional fighter.
The British superstar in the field of combat sports stated:
I was working at a little grocery when I was about 16 years old, and it was during that time that I was climbing the corporate ladder. It was only a part-time job, only two or three days a week, but it helped me make some extra money. After that, I spent all of my other time working out at the gym in an effort to improve my health. Following that, when I was 17 years old, I traveled to Thailand. I went missing for two and a half years, and when I returned to the United Kingdom, my financial situation was just as it had been before, despite the fact that I had made significant progress. I participated in a large number of high-level battles in Thailand and other places.
Harrison also described how he gradually moved out of that era in his life and how his first experience with Muay Thai legend Saenchai was the turning point that allowed him to pursue his passion on a full-time basis.
Furthermore, the representative of Bad Company emphasized that, in addition to his intense yearning to be a part of the martial arts track, luck was the driving force that brought him to the location where he truly desired to be.
He went on to say:
“I had a couple of arguments, and then I thought, right clearly, I’m 22 years old or something like that, and I started having this driving job from like four in the morning until eight in the morning. Therefore, I would get up at half past three, go to this driving job, go home, sleep for an hour, go to the gym at ten or twelve, go back to the gym between six and eight, sleep, and then get up. It lasted for about six months, and then, after I had my first fight with Saenchai, when I was somewhere between the ages of 21 and 22, I was able to begin having some physical training sessions during the typical time that we would spend in the gym, so I was incredibly fortunate.
Liam Harrison looks to go out on top by fighting for the last time in ONE Championship
A recent announcement made by the 38-year-old stated that he will soon be retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts. However, he also announced his ideal opponent for his final bout in the most prominent martial arts organization in the world. The other Muay Thai icon that Harrison is interested in competing against is Seksan Or Kwanmuang.
Harrison wants to enhance his ONE Championship record to three wins if he is given the opportunity to exchange strikes with Seksan. A battle between the two sportsmen is sure to be a barnburner, and Harrison is eager to do so.
His triumphs in the promotion were against Muangthai PK Saenchai and Mohammed Bin Mahmoud. Both of these opponents were his opponents.