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TRAINING: Training starts in the morning with a run and then I head to the gym for some ninja training. Every day is something different with my training. Mon and Wed is striking and strength & conditioning. Tues and Thurs is wrestling, jiu-jitsu and more grappling at night. Friday is sparring day and Sat is more jiu-jitsu. I love to stick to my bread and butter because hey, it’s what got me to the big show.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training for fighting when I was 19 years old and went pro two years later at 21 years old
What ranks and titles have you held? I hold a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Bruno Malfacine and I held the Cage Warriors Fighting Championships Featherweight title
Do you have any heroes? Honestly, I have a lot of people that I look up to, but two unsung heroes that I have are my wife, Melisa and my Mom, Abby. Melisa has been my first and biggest fan, she is the one that urged me to take my first professional fight and has supported our dream every step of the way. We have been together since high school and she always brings out the best in me. She is also a great mother to our son, Anthony. My Mom worked hard and raised five children with my Dad. I thought she was super strict but I now understand that she taught me right from wrong. She and my Dad exhibited a great work ethic that has helped me to this day.