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TRAINING: Well, it's all but typical - I have been trying and doing a lot of new things all the time in the gym as well as looking for new ways to expand the physical and mental of martial arts, so I'm always changing and I never become stale in my routine.
When and why did you start training for fighting? At the age of 14. I’ve always been fighting on the streets and stuff and I always wanted to get into it, but my parents never had the financial means to put me in a martial arts school. So I saw my brother on the wrestling team, and it was basically for free in high school, so I decided to join him. I wanted to find an outlet.
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? Bruce Lee
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? A little bit of everything
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle
Favorite striking technique: Shi ryu ken