Born: Belgrade, Serbia
Fighting Out Of: New Jersey, USA
Sport: Kickboxing / Muay Thai
Promotion: ONE Championship
MTGP World Lightweight Champion
IKF World Lightweight Champion
Lion Fight World Lightweight Champion
WKA Intercontinental Lightweight Champion
WBC North American Super Featherweight Champion
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Topic moved from Serbia to the U.S. at the age of nine, embarking on a new life with his family in New Jersey, which is still the state that he calls home today. He took up Taekwondo at the age of 14 and earned his black belt just four years later. But when he caught a glimpse of a Muay Thai card on ESPN, it would ultimately change his life forever.
Topic trains under Ray Cruz and Joseph Bumanlag at NJMT, and he also trains in Thailand at Element Air under head trainer Suriya, which is where he truly fine-tuned his overall game. It wasn’t easy going up against seasoned fighters in Thailand, who all had a huge advantage over him in experience, but that’s what lead to his advancement in the sport.
Jean-Claude Van Damme and Bruce Lee are two of Topic’s favourite fighters from the big screen. However, as far as real fighters go, he is a big fan of Buakwaw Banchamek and fellow Thai legends: Saenchai and Samart Payakaroon. In addition to training, Topic also teaches at NJMT as well as private sessions and seminars around the country.
Topic is a multiple Mauy Thai world champion, currently holding both the MTGP and IKF world titles, and formerly the Lion Fight World Champion.