Biography(references)Hein was born in Elsdorf and became interested in martial arts after watching a Bruce Lee movie. Instead of joining a Kung Fu class he signed up Judo, when he was six years old, because there were no Kung Fu clubs in Elsdorf. He started boxing training in 2000 after he watched a UFC event on VHS. He attended his first MMA class in 2009 and fought his first amateur MMA competition in the same year while he was still in the Judo National team for Germany where skipped his training in Berlin for the Judo World Championship. After a failed bid for 2008 Olympics and a leg injury, Hein decided to transition to MMA.
Fighter Trivia(references)He was also an actor, appearing in a German television show, Diese Kaminskis, in which he played as an undertaker. Hein, as a former police officer and UFC fighter, wrote an article on the New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Germany on December 31, 2015, incident - the widespread sexual assaults, attacks and robberies which linked to the influx of asylum seekers occurred in Cologne, criticizing the political and legal system in Germany did not do enough to prevent such crimes. He was invited to appear on CNN, Russia Today and other TV stations to voice his condemnation of the attacks but thought help should be given to refugees who needed help.
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