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TRAINING: Eat, train with team, eat, sleep, train at D.A.S.H. Cardio Studio for my strength and conditioning, eat sleep..... REPEAT
Thoughts on opponent, Michael Johnson? Michael is young, athletic and very explosive. All of these things may be his downfall against me, as I’m one of the originals of this sport. He's not a technician; he still lives off his athletic ability like most young up and comers. He can't get away with that against me.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I didn't want to get a real job after college and decided to try my hand at being a professional athlete.
What ranks and titles have you held? Former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion, black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Do you have any heroes? Both my Grandmothers, who put up with a lot from their kids, which later led to putting up with me. How could they not be my heroes?
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a coming home party. Given that this is where I started my career, it's fitting that I’ll end my career back here.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? North Idaho College
What was your job before you started fighting? Construction, Roofing, Loss Prevention
Favorite grappling technique: Finishing people