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TRAINING: A typical day of training begins with a healthy breakfast and coffee, then it’s off to the gym for our morning team practice. Mid day conditioning or game plan training is next up. In the evening I either work on my wrestling at Jackson's or Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Barra New Mexico.
Thoughts on opponent, Takanori Gomi? Takanori Gomi is a very tough veteran, and he poses a threat in a lot of areas. I'm looking forward to an awesome stand-up war with one of the greats in my weight class.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 2001. Because I love to compete.
What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt in being awesome.
Do you have any heroes? My grandfather is my hero. He is an immigrant that lived the American dream.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I owned a security company
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in jiu-jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke
Favorite striking technique: Right hand