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When and why did you start training for fighting? I starting training MMA in 2006 and it was just a natural transition from wrestling in college.
What ranks and titles have you held? Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Do you have any heroes? No
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means testing myself against the best in the world.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I have a degree in Criminal Justice from Bridgewater State College
What was your job before you started fighting? Police Officer
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Collegiate Wrestling : 4x All Conference, 1x Conference Champion 2008, NCAA Tournament Qualifier, All-Time Wins leader for Bridgewater State. BJJ: 1x World Champion, 2x World Medalist BJJ, 3x Pan Am Jiu-Jitsu Champion, 6x Pan Am Jiu-Jitsu Medalist.
Favorite grappling technique: Takedown Slams
Favorite Striking technique: Takedowns