John Wayne Parr – The Gunslinger

John Wayne Parr, also known as JWP, is an Australian kickboxer and boxer, fighting out of Boonchu Gym in Gold Coast, Queensland. He is a former 10-time World Champion and was the runner up on The Contender Asia.

00:00 Trailer.
02:01 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
04:59 Brian’s Introduction.
05:50 Winning 125th fight at 40.
06:29 Brief retirement was time needed to reconnect with his ‘why’.
09:17 “Silly”, “fun” “love”, words not usually equated with MMA.
13:00 Movement training views.
16:29 What drives him to keep fighting?
22:19 The route to Thailand and Thai Boxing aged 19.
30:26 History of Thai Boxing and why it’s highly regarded as a national sport.
32:49 How John Wayne became the “gunslinger”.
35:55 Living and learning in Thailand, with advice to visiting Westerners.
44:52 A tough time follows.
48:25 Recognition and success arrives.
57:04 Return to Australia and making a successful life there.
1:00:08 The Contender Asia.
1:05:53 Fighting with emotion.
1:09:03 Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor fight.
1:14:32 UFC 200 and Mark Hunt.
1:18:56 Thoughts on Brock Lesnar.
1:21:55 Ronda Rousey fight with Holly Holm in Sydney, Australia.
1:27:07 Coping strategy after a lost fight.
1:28:42 Why is John not a UFC fighter?
1:32:16 How does John justify enjoying something so violent?
1:41:37 John’s belief in the spirit world and the influence of Buddhism.
1:49:42 Success Secrets.
1:5018 Who John considers is successful.
2:02:29 About Joe Rogan.
2:06:51 Brian’s summing up.
2:08:59 Call to the 20 year old John Wayne Parr.
2:09:40 Best advice ever received.
2:11:14 Call to the 20 year old who wants to fight and be like him.

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