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TRAINING: 2-3 times a day. I've been out to Factory X Muay Thai in Denver for this fight as well as mixing some Tae Kwon Do techniques into my training.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Eight years ago. It was something fun to do in the summer while I was out of college. I showed up at the gym one day and never left.
What ranks and titles have you held? BJJ brown belt
Do you have any heroes? None
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the top of the top. I can test my skills against the best in the world here.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Five credits shy of a degree. I quit to pursue fighting.
What was your job before you started fighting? I ran GrindHouse MMA
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 18-1 with 2 titles
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine
Favorite striking technique: Jab