TRAINING: 9:30am-11:30am Grappling, 12:00pm-2:00pm Striking, 6:00pm Conditioning
Thoughts on opponent, Michael Kuiper? He seems to be a very tough, well rounded fighter.
When and why did you start training for fighting? June of 2008
What ranks and titles have you held? NJCAA National Wrestling Champion, Four-time Collegiate Wrestling All-American
Do you have any heroes? My Mom
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream come true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Minnesota State Mankato. Physical Education
What was your job before you started fighting? Security
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? NJCAA National Wrestling Champion, Four-time Collegiate Wrestling All-American, 2011 IBJJF Chicago Winter Open Champion at Blue Belt, 2010 US Grappling Chicago 202 pound Blue Belt Champion, 2010 US Grappling Chicago Champion Blue Belt Absolute Champion, 2010 US Grappling Chicago No-Gi Absolute 202 pound Champion, 2010 US Grappling Chicago No-Gi Absolute Open Weight Champion.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Black Belt Damian Hirtz of Alliance Jiu-Jitsu Minnesota
Favorite grappling technique: Takedowns
Favorite Striking technique: Left Hook