Anthony Birchak (11-1) most recently won the MFC Bantamweight title at MFC 38 on Oct. 4. On that night he defeated Tito Jones in the second round with a Rear-Naked Choke to become the first MFC Bantamweight champion. We got a chance to speak with the man himself on all things from cars and music, to punching Channing Tatum and watching Dragon Ball Z.
What was your first car and how much did it cost?
“My first vehicle was a 1995 Chevy Tahoe, it cost about 45k brand new but I sold it for 5k in 2003ish then had a 2001 Tahoe.”
What car do you currently drive?
“I currently don’t own a vehicle of my own but we drive a 1998 Ford F-150.”
If you could modify anything on or in your car what would it be?
“The car itself lol.”
What is your dream car?
“My dream car right now is actually something low key like a new SUV or pickup truck with a nice clean paint layout and some shiny rims, but my mid upscale dream car is a customized Audi S5 or R8.”
What type of music do you like the most?
“I love house music and reggae, two different ends of the spectrum but they keep me comfortably in the middle. Not to amped but not too lax.”
If you had to walk out to the same track for the rest of your career what would it be?
“Seven Nation Army (dubstep remix) by Glitch Mob it’s what I’ve been walking out to and it puts me in monster mode!”
Do you have any guilty pleasure tracks?
“Haha umm the Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness track it’s kinda girlie but a great beat!”
What was the first CD you owned?
“The one that stands out to me the most is… Cris Cross album.”
Do you watch much TV and what shows are you currently watching?
“I watch a LOT of Food Network, Travel Channel, National Geographic and Walking Dead, that pretty much sums up my TV lol. I would absolutely love to hang out and get a few pints with Anthony Bourdain that guy’s awesome.”
If you could be on any TV show which one would it be?
“The 5 Round Life of Anthony Birchak & Friends lol. I’ve seriously been contemplating GoProing my life, it’s bonkers people are always saying I need to film my s**t lol, since that show doesn’t exist yet… I’d be a permanent character with Rob Dyrdek on Fantasy Factory, the 3rd a**hole on Strangers in Danger or Anthony Bourdain’s fighter friend that does all the crazy s**t!”
Do you watch many sports on TV?
“I watch American Football, Fighting and every once in a while the English Premier League and during the World Cup time, Soccer.”
What is your top three favorite shows of all-time?
“As a kid Dragon Ball Z, in college Planet Earth documentary series and as an adult Chopped on Food Network and Walking Dead.”
Do you go to the cinema often and what was the last movie you went to see?
“Went to see 2Guns but got bad news mid-movie and had to walk out, haven’t been back to a movie since but usually watch 3-4 movies a month… spent a lot of effing money at the movies!”
What are your favorite movies?
“Comedy and a good Ol’ Fashioned BOOM BANG POW Action flick!”
If a movie was made about your life who would you like to play you?
“There’s no one like me, no one could fully emerse themselves enough to execute me hahaha.”
If you could punch any actor in the face who would it be and why?
“Channing F***ing Tatum! Because he did that movie “Fighting” and is a giant tw*t!”
How would you describe your style at the moment?
“A little bit bro/surfer style, it’s kind of a combo of 2 or 3 styles really.”
You’re sponsored by Mentom Eyewear, do you wear shades a lot and what other accessories do you like to wear?
“Yeah, I wear shades everyday. Fortunately I live in an area that the sun is always shining and has great weather all year around. Also wear a lot of watches like Invicta diver watches and also my diamonds by My Urban Swagga (www.MUS.ae.).”
What are your favorite MMA brands?
“Contract Killer and Hayabusa is all I use at the moment.”
Do you game a lot and do you play online?
“Not so much as of lately, but usually I play a lot of Call of Duty when I’m in camp to suffice me wanting to kick everyone I deal with on a day to day basis in the FACE!”
What games are you playing at the moment?
“Any and all Call of Duty and Star Wars II The Force Unleashed is what I play with my 5 year old son because we’re huge Star Wars fans!!!”
What was the first console and game that you owned?
“The Classic Nintendo!!! Mario Bros and Duck Hunt FO LIFE!”
If you were stranded on a desert island what three games would you want with you?
“Horse Shoes (Real Life Game), Call of Duty and Mortal Kombat.”