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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 27: Brandon Thatch weighs in during the UFC weigh-in event at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on August 27, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: Morning MMA, afternoon strength and conditioning
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training martial arts at five, competing full contact at 17. It was a release for my childhood energy.
What ranks and titles have you held? I held the 170lb Ring of Fire Young Guns belt
Do you have any heroes? No
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To be in the UFC to me means that I have made it to the elite of the sport.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I have had every sort of job you can think of. Construction, washing dogs, training people, restaurants......you name it.
Favorite grappling technique: Ground and pound
Favorite striking technique: Head kick