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He's used to slugging it out as an ultimate fighting champion becoming an excellent mix martial arts.
Kil son and is taking on a different kind of battle this November when he runs for -- state legislature.
He joins us right now from Portland.
So what makes you go from the fight game -- the political game it's what it's for tough guys -- tough enough to make it politics.
Well we were certainly got to find out it it is a tough game politics is.
I suppose it's like anything else and did in the fight world that bell goes off you you better come out ready to go.
Okay well it's time to go -- you're going to be squaring off against in the Republican primary for district twenty 37.
-- wondered what what are you stand for we we know you're real terror real life we know your mixed martial artist when you're not -- -- -- -- selling houses.
We stand for.
Well -- say it -- Out here right now things are tough war have a hard time -- -- unemployment going up.
We're continuing to spend.
Our our budget -- expenditures were up 10% this last year while revenues were down.
We need to bring jobs we need to help the economy.
And we got to protect education educations under attack.
There they're shortening the school years they've taken extra curricular activities away from the kids.
And there's a real disconnect between the people and the leaders at the capitol.
And I'm gonna go down and I'm gonna make sure that that representation is restored.
And can disconnect seems to be a word that we hear often at least in the last six months between citizens.
And their elected officials.
Now here's an interesting.
Little fact you'll be the second cage fighter to run for the Oregon legislature is that true.
I that is -- as a matter of fact one of my training partners a gentleman named Matt Lynn land.
Had ran in the last cycle.
-- had a good campaign and you'll remember in 2008 there's quite a headwind.
And he was swimming upstream -- he still almost gotten the job done but he came in second.
-- I don't he did sounds.
It -- laudable everything you wanna do but do you have any idea how to do -- how you gonna get things done.
Yeah I did this isn't new to me a lot of people think that is I've been in politics were for quite some time.
I've been more behind the scenes that help -- campaigns.
I've worked with the legislature I've testified in front -- senate subcommittees there's a law on the books right now.
-- -- But that I single handily came up with -- and pass through and I'm very proud of that's upstairs isn't something that's him that's new to me I've I've been in the political game for some time.
I'm so frustrated I can't sit back anymore.
I gotta get down there -- gotta take this passion to the capital and if you're you're gonna change its not gonna be business as usual on my watch he's ready to rumble he is a Kil -- and who's running for the state legislature out in organ thank you sir for -- -- from Portland.
Appreciate guys thanks if you and what's kill fight go to fox fighting game dot com we have one of his last fast Mike Straka just emailed me -- can I --
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