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TRAINING: My training varies, depending on the day. However, I usually start my mornings (6:00 am) with strength and conditioning, break, eat, then I go back to the gym for an afternoon workout - grappling, jits, take a break, go sleep and eat, and go back at night for sparring, boxing. I try to make the most out of every workout. I work hard in each session.
Why did you start training for fighting? I started training MMA three years ago. It seemed like it would be fun, and now I’m making a career out of it.
What ranks and titles have you held? Former WEC bantamweight champion
Do you have any heroes? None
What is your favorite technique? D’arce choke (modified anaconda)
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s something I’ve been waiting for for a long time. All the goals that I set are coming true and this is a goal that I’ve had since I started fighting seriously, and it means everything to me right now.
Did you go to college and if so, what degree was earned? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a sales rep for Pepsi cola.