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TRAINING: I start my day off with my strength and conditioning coach at Topline Gym, and then it’s off to Roufusport gym, where I work on all aspects of the fight game. Mon – sparring, Tues – jitz, Wed - wrestling with coach Ben Askren, Thurs – jitz, and Fri - light technique wrestling followed by light sparring. And then I come back to the gym at night to hit pads.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training MMA in 2007 with Anthony Pettis.
What ranks and titles have you held? I have one title - it's the Gladiator Fighting Championship title.
Do you have any heroes? My mother
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means the world. I'm a kid that's been through a lot in my life, so this means everything to me.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Brick mason
Favorite grappling technique: Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite striking technique: Boxing