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TRAINING: 10 am Bag/Mitt work with David McClung, 11 am Strength and Conditioning with Mathew Steward, 630-830 pm BJJ / Wrestling / Sparring, depending on the day
When and why did you start training for fighting? I began fighting during my senior year at Texas A&M University because I missed wrestling. It started as a hobby and grew into a passion. Eventually it became a career.
What ranks and titles have you held? BJJ brown belt under Jarrod Clontz, Legacy Fighting Championships Middleweight Champion
Do you have any heroes? Jesus Christ, Jang Ming-Chul, Ron Paul
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is the fulfillment of a childhood dream, but more than that it is a new adventure and a new challenge that can help provide for my family as I approach marriage in the next few months.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Texas A&M, BA Finance
What was your job before you started fighting? I managed a Vitamin World and sold supplements. Before that I managed a tax office, and was a hot-shot trucker.
Favorite grappling technique: Lateral Drop
Favorite striking technique: Jab