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TRAINING: We usually train in the mornings at Greg Jackson’s, and in the evenings at the Tapout Ranch. Right now so many of us are fighting in the next month that it’s been incredible down here. Everyone is pushing hard every day because we all have top notch opponents.
Thoughts on opponent, Vagner Rocha? From what I have seen and heard I know Vagner is very dangerous on the ground. He seems to be a very high level BJJ fighter, so I am looking forward to mixing it up with him.
When and why did you start training for fighting? In high school because I had an attitude and a cowboy hat. After that I messed around with some amateur kickboxing and did pretty well. Then I went pro in the RING OF FIRE show and moved on to MMA. It has just been a progression.
What ranks and titles have you held? I was S-1 Muay Thai United States Champion
Do you have any heroes? I look up to Duane BANG Ludwig a lot
What is your favorite technique? Straight right down the pipe.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true, but my work’s not done yet. I want to be a World Champion, and winning this fight is the next step.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? School of hard knocks, degree in attitude adjusting.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a bull rider.