Djime Coulibaly grew up rather poor in a not very affluent area of Paris, the capital city of France. His family were so poor that they never had any money to take their children on vacation during the school summer holidays.
This was a common situation in Coulibaly's neighborhood though. Some local institutions tried to provide relief for the bored kids and one such place was the local Muay Thai gym. In the summer the gym opened its doors to all the local kids for free. It was here that Coulibaly got his start as a twelve year old.
When the holidays were over he continued his training and it became the focus of his life. Ten years later he had won France's national championship four times and had also competed in Thailand several times, including in the prestigious King's Cup.
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GLORY Kickboxing with Kevin "The Aniyah-Lator" VanNostrand and 2 others.
Rico Verhoeven says that January wasn't an option for him after fighting Badr Hari in December but tells Gokhan Saki that if he really wants a fight, he should get on the phone and ask for it to be made.
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That's a wrap for GLORY 41! We return on June 10th with #GLORY42 Paris featuring Doumced vs. Nieky Holzken 2!
GLORY Kickboxing added 42 new photos to the album: GLORY 41 Holland Weigh-in! — with Mohamed Abdallah-Londero and 2 others.
Murthel Groenhart says he is totally focused on "eliminating these guys" standing in the way of him and the welterweight title, starting with Alan "Superboy" Scheinson at #GLORY41 Holland tonight!
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