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TRAINING: I typically train 3 times a day.
Thoughts on opponent, Frankie Edgar? I'm honored to fight him. I believe I'm ready to fight the sport’s very best.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2003 to stop getting into trouble.
What ranks and titles have you held? Rigan Machado Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu and have won many grappling tournaments like the Pan Ams.
Do you have any heroes? I admire anyone who fights to get what they want in life without screwing people over.
What is your favorite technique? The Superman double wrist lock
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? I went for a year but I was just there to play soccer.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked for United Cerebral Palsy. I helped children with disabilities on their social behavior.