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PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 12: Joe Riggs weighs in during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in event at the Phoenix Convention Center on December 12, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
When and why did you start training for fighting?
I have been a fan of MMA sport since the age of ten. I grew up watching Randy Couture, admiring him as a person and as an athlete. At the age of seventeen I got myself in the gym and started training.
Do you have any heroes?
I would have to say my dad is my hero. I have two brothers and my dad raised us by himself, but no matter how hard times were or what he was going through personally or emotionally, he managed to always put my brothers and me first.
What is your favorite technique?
My right hook would be my favorite technique.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I didn’t attend college.
What was your job before you started fighting?
My job has always been training.