Training: A typical day is conditioning or technique in the morning, and sparring at night.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started boxing when I was 16, then started grappling when I was 21, because I watched my first UFC at 20 and was hooked. It was Tito Ortiz vs. Jerry Bohlander.
What ranks and titles have you held? 5x Desert Brawl champion in Oregon, Sport Fight Champion, current Ring Of Fire champion, and current MMA Xplosion champion.
Do you have any heroes? Randy Couture
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I’ve worked for eight years for this - words can’t explain it.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No, went right to work on power lines out of high school, flew to Daytona Florida, worked and went to community college through the union.
What was your job before you started fighting? Bridge Builder
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 17-1 as an amateur boxer, 13-3 in amateur MMA