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TRAINING: I train 2-3 times 6 days a week
Thoughts on opponent, Daniel Kelly? Daniel is a world-class Judoka and he fights with a very tough and aggressive style. I'm fully prepared for his strengths and weaknesses and will exploit both.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 2004 just for fun and had no aspirations of fighting whatsoever.
What ranks and titles have you held? XFO Middleweight Champion, UVC Middleweight Champion, Brown Belt in BJJ
Do you have any heroes? My parents and my grandfather.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything. It shows that 10 years of sacrifices have been worth it.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2005.
What was your job before you started fighting? Student
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? 2013 Bluegrass MMA Submission of the year award winner.
Favorite grappling technique: Half guard
Favorite striking technique: Jab