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TRAINING: Every day varies. 2-3 workouts a day, training all aspects of the game. I’ll be ready for anything.
Thoughts on opponent, Derek Brunson? I have a lot of respect for him and his camp. He's a very athletic, quick guy with good wrestling. Coming from a great camp, I hope he comes to fight and not to try and just outpoint me.
When and why did you start training for fighting? May of 2002. I always loved the sport my dad and friends got me in to it.
What ranks and titles have you held? Sportfight light heavyweight title, ISKA middleweight title, Desert Brawl middleweight title, Ring Wars middleweight title, brown belt in BJJ
Do you have any heroes? My dad, Randy Couture, Dan Gable.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s an honor, and a long time coming.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? School of Hard Knocks, and I’m a graduate of the Team Quest instructors course.
What was your job before you started fighting? Bouncer and bartender.
Accomplishments in amateur competition? Desert Brawl middleweight title
Favorite grappling technique: Physical domination
Favorite striking technique: Elbows