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Jacob Volkmann & Danny Castillo
TRAINING: M-W-F I grapple from 11-12 then do 15 minutes of padwork. Tuesday and Thursday I run, then do sparring with takedowns from 1130 to 1230. M and Tu I run, then wrestle from 330-530pm. I spar Thurs night and Sat morning. I run 4 to 5 miles Sun. I also run Sat before sparring.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Started three years ago. It feels good to hit people and submit them.
What ranks and titles have you held? Three-time Div. 1 All-American, Big Ten wrestling champion, four-time All Big Ten team. World grappling champion.
Do you have any heroes? My brother
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? What a relief. I get to fight with the best.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Two BS' at University of Minnesota, Doctor of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University.
What was your job before you started fighting? Student
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Victory Fighting champion at 170.