Get to know the ATP Lab supplement brand and the athletes who represent our lifestyle through our new exclusive interviews.
About the athlete
Nordine Taleb (born June 10, 1981) is a French professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional since 2007, he has also competed for Bellator MMA.
What is the one word that describes you best?Nordine: Perseverance
What is your top-3 favorite ATP Lab supplement products?Nordine: 1- Zinc 2- Magnesium 3- Growth Factor
When did you start your career as a professional athlete?Nordine: 2007
If you could choose another career or sport what would it be?Nordine: MotoGP pilot
What or who made you want to pursue an active and healthy lifestyle?Nordine: A healthy lifestyle is the only way to stay fit and perform well.
When it comes to our protein supplement flavours, which one do you prefer?
Vanilla, Chocolate, Raspberry or Salted Caramel?Nordine: Vanilla
What is your position on the use of illegal or uncontrolled drugs in certain sports such as the fitness world?Nordine: In my case, it is impossible to take any substance illegal or not controlled.
I go through drug and sports enhancement testing several times per year.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?Nordine: Being 5 years younger lol!
Who is your favorite sports hero?Nordine: I have very few heroes, but I am inspired by all the men who have made a big difference in their sports, I admire mindsets rather than performances.
What is the best part about competing?Nordine: I think I hate everything about competing, but I love to overcome obstacles. There are so many obstacles during a week of competition.
What is your favorite song to listen prior to competing?Nordine: I love the rocky soundtrack.
If you had superpowers, what would they be and what would be your superhero name?Nordine: Same as Hancock (a not so perfect superhero).
What is your guilty pleasure or favorite cheat meal?Nordine: French pastry for sure.
What are your personal health goals for this year?Nordine: To stay healthy as long as possible and always look younger than my age.
If you could have one dream fight with anyone, who would it be?Nordine: I would like to fight the champion, to become a champion (did you expect this answer? lol).
What's your favorite strike/submission to use in any fight?Nordine: Kick to the head.
Do you prefer to stand with your opponents or take them to the ground?Nordine: I prefer stand up fights, but I'm ready to go anywhere the fight goes.
Why ATP Lab?Nordine: I trust ATP because they're using the best ingredients to make their supplements. I've been tested by anti-doping so many times and very randomly and I've always been cleared, so I trust ATP for their seriousness, the best quality, best service, and the fact that they are safe.
In a few words, what advice would you give to fans who seek a healthy lifestyle?Nordine: I would say do not look at the price. If it's cheap, there's definitely a reason behind it. Always ask yourself "how much I'm worth?" Only the best stuff should go into your body, like the products of a reliable company such as ATP. They really care about the quality of their supplements.
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