- Mike O’Laskey started fighting at a young age and he capitalized on this to gain entry into Hollywood
- The Honolulu-born won championships across different weight divisions in MMA and now uses his experiences to train and create content on TikTok
- Though he keeps his private life quiet, he is married to his wife of many years
Mike O’Laskey is a 40-year-old professional mixed martial arts fighter. His experience set him up for a Hollywood career as an action figure. He appeared in franchises like The Power Rangers, Star Trek, and 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Station.
Mike who is also known as Big Bang braced up for the thrashing that takes place in the cage having started his training before he could walk. Apart from fighting as a competitor, Mike is an instructor and content creator on Tiktok. The fighting champion lives a quiet love life with his wife of many years.
Who Is Mike O’Laskey?
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He is an MMA fighter and action movie star cum Youtuber born Michael J. O’Laskey II on March 6, 1983, in Honolulu. His father served in the army as a green beret. The senior O’Laskey started training his son in the art of fighting even before he could walk. About other members of his family, he has a younger sister, Micky O’Laskey who was born in 1992.
As it is, this initial introduction to fighting will later define his life choices and career. By the time he was twelve years old, Mike had received his Black Belt. , he decided to pursue martial arts like most of his heroes such as Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.
Moreso, his experience led to an early introduction to Hollywood as we will later see.
He Is Married To Nicole Carlin O’Laskey
Mike O’Laskey is known for mixed martial arts. Beyond the screen and cage, the fighter is married to Nicole.
As it is with great stories, Mike and Nicole met in 2013, and shortly after, they started dating. Reportedly, Mike proposed to Nicole in 2016. on the night he won one of his MMA championships. He also revealed that he used the money he got from his sponsors to buy her a ring.
Going forward, the two got married on June 4, 2017. Nicole is a fitness athlete and the director of product development at Prolook. The organization makes an outfit that makes fitness apparel.
The couple has not shared whether they have any children yet.
Did You Know These Elusive Facts About The MMA Fighter Cum Actor?
1. Mike O’Laskey is the winner of five MMA Championship so far
O’Laskey grew up in the fighting circuit and started competing in championship fights in the early 90s. He won championships such as the Japanese Ju-Jitsu World Championship and the karate championship.
Moving on, he made his professional debut in April 2013 in a fight with Nephi Wood whom he won against. He faced off with one of his power ranger stars, Blake Foster in a popularized fight on September 18, 2021.
Blake who stands at a height of 6’2” tackled O’Laskey standing at a height of 5’9” in a TKO to win the fight.
In his next fights, O’Laskey won 4 welterweight championships as well as 1 lightweight championship totaling 5 championships for the fighter. His skillset cuts across Muay Thai and kickboxing.
2. He rose to fame as an actor with roles in action movies
So far, O’Laskey has shown how versatile he is in his movie portrayal. Having shown his fighting skills, his acting roles are mostly in combat movies and this has added to his popularity.
Accordingly, his roles often cover the martial and action thriller genres. He portrayed roles in Mighty Morphine Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo: Zeo Quest, and 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Station to assert himself as an action hero. Also, he starred alongside veteran wrestler Hulk Hogan in the 3 Ninjas.
In the first ranger role he took, he appeared as young Rocky Desantos whose character became the leader in that ranger movie. His role as a Red Power Ranger is one of the central characters in the hit continuity series enjoyed by many children. Interestingly, Mike was a teenager at the time he appeared on power rangers. He celebrated his 15th birthday while the shooting was ongoing.
Also, his role character played by Steve Cardenas, one of the original Power Ranger was later written out due to contract disagreements and other misunderstandings.
His other movie roles include;
- Star Trek: Enterprise-Countdown and Zero Hour episodes as Maco M. Forbes
- Outward Bound
- Bad Cop
3. The Fighter is also a content creator
O’Laskey is a content creator on Tiktok and Youtube. He has his own Youtube channel called the Blade of the nerds. This follows in line of the wild success he achieved as a fighter and sharing of his content making him an internet sensation.
On these channels, he extends his combative skills and use of different weapons to his followers.
Outside of just sharing his experience, The action movie star educates his followers on how martial arts is not just ‘…kicking and punching’ but about ‘teaching the next generation to keep the art alive’.
4. The former Power Ranger star owns a kid’s martial arts program
In 2008, he launched The O’Laskey Martial Arts Ranger Academy which is based in Utah. The academy provides martial arts training to children in the area of kid kickboxing, Kids grappling, and MMA.
5. How he became the adoptive son of Ron Balicki and Diana Lee Inosanto
Close followers of the fighter will also notice that he shares a cordial relationship with Ron Balicki and Diana Lee Inosanto. He refers to the filmmaker’s cum martial arts couple as his parents. One of the reasons for this is his fighting skill.
As a result, Mike traveled around the world tutoring others on martial arts and Weapons Defense.
Also, he came into contact with reputable organizations like the French Secret Service and other local paramilitary services. He taught martial arts and weaponry at this organization.
He and Diana Lee Inosanto, his ‘mother’ shared the screen in the 2008 movie The Sensei. In the movie, his character is taught martial arts by her for self-defense against bullies.
O’Laskey hailed her performance in the Mandalorian which she featured in.
How Rich Is Mike O’Laskey?
As of this writing, many sources peg Mike O’Laskey’s net worth at $4 million. The bulk of this amount likely comes from his MMA career through pay-per-view as well as sponsorship and acting.
Yet, his growing presence on networking giants such as TikTok and Youtube is another earning avenue for the fighter.
Generally, it is estimated that a TikToker can earn between a dollar and Thousands of dollars depending on many criteria ranging from viewership to likes. Going by the earnings of TikTok content creators, O’Laskey’s fortune has the potential of growing in the coming years.
At the moment he has thousands of followers and millions of likes on TikTok alone which is a good criterion for his content to get followers as well as earn him money.
Altogether Mike O’Laskey’s fighting experience as an MMA fighter started quite early for the MMA champion. While it elevated him to an action hero in popular franchises like The Power Rangers, he enjoys success as an instructor and content creator on TikTok.
As it is his success will spiral him into earning more like other athletes such as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Aside from his successful career, he enjoys a quiet marriage with his athletic wife, Nicole.