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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 25: (L-R) Opponents Jason "Mayhem" Miller and CB Dollaway face off after making weight during the UFC 146 official weigh in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 25, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Training: A typical day training for me varies from day to day. One morning it might be a total sprint workout, and the next it might be grappling at Arizona Combat Sports, and on some occasions I find myself back at my roots in the Arizona State wrestling room. I really like to mix it up, it keeps it more enjoyable for me rather than the same old routine day after day. In the evenings though, I focus on my striking and actual full on MMA sparring with my teammates Aaron Simpson, Joe Riggs, Ryan Bader, Steve Steinbeiss, Seth Baczynski, and Jesse Forbes. We have a great camp full of middleweights, so it’s a great environment in which to get better at every aspect of MMA.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training about a year and a half ago to continue competing once college wrestling was over
What titles have you held? NJCAA Wrestling National Champion, Ohio State Wrestling Champion , HS All American , NCAA DIV. 1 All-American, Bad Boy Boxing Champion
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is my pro league. This is where I can get paid to do what I love. Since there is no real pro wrestling, the UFC is the next best thing. And in all actuality, I like fighting better.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Arizona State University and Graduated with a degree in interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Sociology and Justice Studies.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a recruiter/Headhunter working for a company called MGA that specialized in the IT and Telecom fields.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? All pretty much in amateur wrestling: NCAA wrestling All-American, Jr. College national champion, HS All-American, State champion, 3x placer, 4x league champion.
Favorite grappling technique: Peruvian Necktie
Favorite Striking technique: I like to use Kicks