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Thoughts on opponent, Islam Makhachev? He is an extremely tough and skilled individual. I’m excited to test my skills against him.
TRAINING: Morning cardio, Kickboxing, Strength & Conditioning, then another hour of grappling Mon-Sat
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training for fighting at the age of 14 after watching my first UFC event.
What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time Amateur Muay Thai world national champion, Fight2Win Amateur Featherweight Champion, Professional PFC Lightweight Champion
Do you have any heroes? I am surrounded by so many great people I cannot just single out one.
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? Went to a community college in pursuit of a business degree.
What was your job before you started fighting? Before fighting I worked as a Baker
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Strikeforce and Bellator veteran and PFC Lightweight Champion
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
Favorite striking technique: Left Head Kick