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TRAINING: Mon/Wed/Fri 10am MMA training, 2pm Muay Thai. Tues/Thurs 10am MMA training, 2pm strength and conditioning
Thoughts on opponent, Demian Maia? It's going to be an honor to fight Demian Maia. He's done a lot for the sport, but I'm a man on a mission and I came in this sport to become one of the best. I'm looking to make a big statement.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2007. I needed to compete.
What ranks and titles have you held? 2001 NCAA Div. 1 National Champion Wrestler, 2 time NCAA All American – Oklahoma State
Do you have any heroes? My parents, Randy Couture, John Smith, and Jesus Christ.
What is your favorite technique? Wrestling.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is an amazing opportunity for me and I look forward to showing my skills.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State in Health Science.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a wrestling coach at UC Davis.