|Summary:||Standup, fighting instinct|
|From:||Makaha, Hawaii USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Honolulu, Hawaii USA|
|Height:||5' 10" ( 177 cm )|
|Weight:||155 lb ( 70 kg )|
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||3||1||0||0||R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage|
Strikeforce - Fedor vs. WerdumJun 26, 2010
Strikeforce Challengers 6Feb 26, 2010
|--||--||--||--||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
TRAINING: Training is always a progression of breaking my limits. I don't train to fight him specifically; I make sure I know what my opponent’s strengths are and what can make me lose the fight. I put nothing past them. I train to enforce my will on my opponent and make them fight me. I train to take the athleticism out of them and make them fight me with their heart. At the end of the fight I will gain their respect, no matter the outcome.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I was always competitive growing up. I took karate and wrestled in High School and then went up to 245 pounds. I got sick looking in the mirror and I started training to lose weight. I had my first amateur fight, and I felt I could prosper in this, so I became passionate about training and my health.
What ranks and titles have you held? 205 destiny state title.
Do you have any heroes? Professor Martin Buell & my father for my upbringing, Nick and Nate Diaz for changing my nutrition and instilling a great work ethic and healthiness in my life.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means I can finally represent myself, my team, and especially Hawaii, in the best fighting promotion in the world.
What was your job before you started fighting? Painter
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine
Favorite striking technique: Liver shot
• Six wins by knockout, three by submission (reverse bulldog choke, RNC, guillotine choke)
• Five first round finishes