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TRAINING: Training 3 times a day. Striking in the morning. Long slow run in the afternoon. Grappling at night.
Thoughts on opponent, Max Holloway? I love the way he fights. I love that he thinks he's better than me. It makes for a great fight and I'm gonna crush him.
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.