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TRAINING: Explosive, speed and strength training with Jason Gusic at Applied Strength and Conditioning and fight training at New Breed Chicago and Duneland Vale Tudo.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Feb 03'. I was always a wrestler, so when I started training, naturally I fell in love with the competition side of the sport and challenging myself against another individual.
What ranks and titles have you held? I believe I'm ranked somewhere in the top 20 in the world. Different sites have different numbers but that's all it is, a number! WEC world bantamweight title, TFC bantamweight champ
Do you have any heroes? My little brother
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To fight in the UFC is a dream come true. It truly is the highest level you can achieve in the sport and I'm really excited and anxious to get in there and get things done!
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Went to college for 1 1/2 yrs
What was your job before you started fighting? Currently a full-time firefighter and part-time at Caster Maintenance Co.
Favorite technique: I like to mix it up a lot; there’s no secret I like to stand and bang though.