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TRAINING: Circuit Training (Plyometrics) and Sprints in the morning, and Jiu-Jitsu, Standup, and MMA at night, depending on the day of the week
When and why did you start training for fighting? 2005. I started training Muay Thai after high school. I was done with high school sports and needed something competitive and athletic to do.
What titles have you held? ISKA United States Amateur Light Heavyweight MMA Belt
Do you have any heroes? Jesus, Pat Tillman
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the greatest achievement to fight for the UFC.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Kennesaw State University (working on B.A. in Psychology)
What was your job before you started fighting? Kenne-saw Supply Co. (welded bandsaw blades) and worked for my dad's company, Yarbrough Roofing and Reconstruction (painted and roofed houses, contractor work).
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Five wins, all by TKO, to win the
Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ Blue belt
Favorite grappling technique: Gogoplata
Favorite Striking technique: Flying Knees, High Kicks, Superman Punches
• Trains with UFC vet Rory Singer.