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TRAINING: We do twice a day training - our strength and conditioning in the morning and striking and grappling Skills training in the afternoon.
When and why did you start training to become a fighter? I started training at Lakay MMA Gym for fitness at first then became fascinated with the sport until I was inspired by our teammates and coaches from Team Lakay, who are champions. I dreamed of becoming a champion too and fighting in the UFC.
What ranks and titles have you held? I am the current URCC (Universal Reality Combat Championship) Interim Bantamweight Champion.
Do you have any heroes? No
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream come true for me to fight in the UFC.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to a Community College.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as Casino Security and a Computer Tech
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I was a silver and gold medalist in Team Lakay Grappler's Cups in 2009 and 2011, respectively
Ranks in any martial arts styles: White belt with Gi (2006) (Gracie Tournament), Blue belt no Gi (2007) Grappler's Quest
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke
Favorite striking technique: Jab jab straight