Tell us a bit about yourself, where did you grow up and what was life like growing up? (Family, school, friends)
Timm Kitts: I grew up mainly on the island of Caspiar. Not a big place. Just one school for all of the grades. There weren't many of us there. Rumor has it that we had a guy get famous from there and ended up on SNL in the early 80's. My father was an eccentric character by the name of "Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmanuel Ambrose Diggs" .. He was a fortune teller that went by the name of "Professor Marvel". He came up missing in Kansas after a big storm came through. After that, I was raised by my mother , Sara Conner. We moved a lot. She was a little crazy. She used to tell us that we had to stop something called Skynet. Her dreams were consumed with doomsday predictions about robots taking over the planet or some nonsense. We were always prepping for battle of some sort.
Were you involved in any sports as a youth in or outside of school?
Timm Kitts: Just a little. We had a neighborhood drunk named "Morris Buttermaker" that was a washed-up minor-league baseball player that was kicked out of professional baseball for attacking an umpire. He coached our crappy kid's baseball team. We played their first game and didn't even make an out before he forfeit the game. We got an awesome girl pitcher and some juvenile delinquent on the team and somehow started winning. Buttermaker even took us to Hooters, I remember. Completely inappropriate. We didn't win a championship or anything but we had a lot of fun.
Then I got a bit older and tried coaching Hockey. I got in some trouble and sentenced to community service, coaching hockey. There, I met the "District 5" peewee hockey team. They were losers who finished at the bottom every year. We changed the name to "The Ducks" and that was change enough to start to turn things around. We even made it to the playoffs against one of my old rivals' team. It was tough but ended up winning on a penalty shot.
What is your favorite child-hood memory?
Timm Kitts: The television show "ALF".
Any interesting child-hood stories and/or fun facts?
Timm Kitts: When we were teenagers in Castle Rock,Oregon I had a group of dumb friends with equally bad parents. Since we were nobodies without anyone to stop us,we set out to become famous. When we heard that a kid we went to school with came up missing, we went looking. After a trip through a junkyard, a swamp and whatever else, we found him. He'd been hit by a train. We decided to bring his body back and get famous like that. While we were trying to figure this out, some older kids showed up to give us some crap about it. My dumb friend somehow had a gun and ran them off. Eventually we just ran home and reported the body anonymously. It was crazy but unforgettable..
Getting involved in MMA:
How did you get involved?
Timm Kitts: When we lived in California, I was getting in trouble with some of the local kids. Apparently the new kid always catches crap. I started doing some house chores for a little Japanese man in exchange for Karate classes. Eventually I got into my 1st tournament. I even broke my leg in one of the fights. And despite using what I now know was a completely illegal kick, I won anyway.
What discipline did you begin with and care to share a bit about your early experiences learning the sport(s)?
Timm Kitts: Um, see last story….
At what point did you know you were ready to step in the cage for the first time?
Timm Kitts: When I saw the 1st UFC.
When the cage locked behind you in your first fight, can you recall what what through your mind? How did your first fight turn out?
Timm Kitts: "Why are these 7oz gloves so heavy?"
Loss to NC
What are 3 things you've learned while being involved in this sport?
1)MMA is not just mixing styles.
2)I don't like watching MMA on television.
3)Nobody sticks with the sport to get rich.
What gym are you currently fighting out of?
Timm Kitts: Team T.K.O. Baby!!
What is your current record (ammy/pro) and at what weight?
Timm Kitts: Shut up..
It's funny because he's fat.
Do you currently have a nickname in this sport? If so, what is it and why?
Timm Kitts: "Pancakes"
I had a friend tell me that hanging out with me was like having a big plate of pancakes for breakfast. At first , it seems like the best idea in the universe. But about halfway through, it gets overwhelming and causes lots of misery.
If you could improve one aspect of your game, what would it be and why?
Timm Kitts: Brains
What is your most memorable experience as an MMA fighter?
Timm Kitts: Thinking about food. During my 1st fight, I couldn't stop thinking about wanting spaghetti. I don't even like spaghetti. That has always bothered me.
Any interesting stories to share or learning experiences whilst fighting you would like to share?
Timm Kitts: See next question..
Actually, you asked the question. You just need to see the next answer..
If you could offer one bit of advice to an aspiring fighter what would it be?
Timm Kitts: Never compete against an opponent that is on the team that owns the show you are competing in.
If you fight out of town, you are being brought in to lose. So make sure you're prepared to fight your hardest fight ever.
STOP BEING INDEPENDENT FIGHTERS!!! YOU WILL NOT WIN. PROMOTERS WILL USE YOU AS "BAIT DOGS" FOR THE REAL TEAMS!!
Would you like to give a shout out to any sponsors individuals who have supported you?
Timm Kitts: Team T.K.O. Baby!!
What are your goals for the future in the sport?
Timm Kitts: I want to be known as the greatest MMA coach in the galaxy.
What are your thoughts on the current state of the sport and where it's headed?
Timm Kitts: I think it should head to New York state.
If you could change one thing in the sport, what would it be?
Timm Kitts: Judges
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
Timm Kitts: I can't say. I don't want anyone sending ninjas to find me.
Timm Kitts: Chocolate pudding
Avocado with garlic salt
Chicken BBQ Pizza
Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia
Chocolate chip pancakes
KFC famous bowl
Favorite type of Music:
Timm Kitts: Hardcore Elevator
Timm Kitts: Hudson Hawk
Favorite TV Show:
Timm Kitts: Matlock
Timm Kitts: "Women are like a refrigerator. When the refrigerator gives you problems, you don't try to fix it, you get a new refrigerator"
Do you have any children?
Timm Kitts: No
Do you plan on having any/more?:
Timm Kitts: Like 9 and a puppy. …Maybe some fish
Best day of your life:
Timm Kitts: Tomorrow
Interesting/Unknown Fact about yourself:
Timm Kitts: I rarely drive steamboats. I wish people would quit acting like I'm some kind of steamboat operator.
Timm Kitts: Interviews
Who is your favorite super hero and why?
Timm Kitts: My mailman ….That guy has it all figured out.
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I hope you enjoyed the interview, and obviously, you notice it was all in good fun. Timm Kitts is one of the funniest and greatest coaches, so as mentioned before – if you're in Tennesee, you should definitely have a look at his gym.