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TRAINING: I’ve really focused on my conditioning for this fight, so a typical day included jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, wrestling, and different types of conditioning.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training BJJ at 16 years old. I used to get into a lot of trouble as a kid and fighting was a way to take out my aggressions without getting in trouble.
What ranks and titles have you held? USWF Lightweight World Champion. Ring Of Fire Lightweight Champion
Do you have any heroes? For fighters it would be Duane Ludwig and Diego Sanchez.
What is your favorite technique? Armbar
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is a comeback for me and a dream come true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to college for a couple of semesters and I learned how to drink responsibly. After that I graduated from the school of hard knocks with a degree in attitude.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as a meat packer, and I was also an assistant manager for Frito Lay.