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BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 14: John Howard holds an open training session for fans and media inside TD Garden on August 14, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: Six to eight hours of training for this fight. We've been doing a lot of boxing and Thai boxing.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 2004 and just loved it.
What ranks and titles have you held? I held the W.F.L, Combat Zone and Ring of Combat titles, BJJ purple belt.
Do you have any heroes? My mother
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a big opportunity for a new and better life for me and my kids.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No, just a high school diploma.
What was your job before you started fighting? Electrician
Favorite grappling technique: Toe hold
Favorite striking technique: Boxing