Haku said his Tongan heritage taught him how to be tough.
The stories of Haku getting into bar fights after wrestling events are legendary and his reputation has always been one of the toughest guys in the locker room. In an interview with Sporstkeeda, Haku explained his toughness came from his upbringing in Tonga but he never looked for fights.
"They're all tough. It's very kind of others to talk like that about me. But, as you know, I come from a Third World Country, hoping only to spread the name of Tonga in the world. My parents, my grandparents, my cousins, my hundredth cousin...they wanted me to send money home. I had to fight my way for everything, to send money home," said Haku. "There are people out there who don't understand wrestling, who wanted to try the wrestlers and the wrestler they faced just happened to be me," he added.
In the rest of the interview, Haku talked about staying in shape for the infrequent wrestling appearance and his opinion on trying mixed-martial-arts in the 1990s.
The full interview is available at SportsKeeda.com.