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TRAINING: A typical day of training consists of a morning conditioning session followed by an afternoon technical session w/ one of my skill coaches. In the evening I do either sparring, hard drilling or live grappling.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in wrestling at 15. When I was 19 I picked up boxing in the Marine Corps. I then moved on to BJJ and Muay Thai at 23. Then I helped some friends get ready for their MMA fights. I decided to give it a try and I became hooked. I had my first MMA fight when I was 26.
What ranks and titles have you held? WKA featherweight National Champion, Cagefest
featherweight Champion, Purple belt under Pedro Sauer, LINXX Black Belt Instructor
Do you have any heroes? My mother Rose Semerzier
What is your favorite technique? RNC
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This lets me live my dream of being a professional athlete. I have accomplished what many of my peers have dreamed of accomplishing. This is the ULTIMATE.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I am currently employed by Linxx Global Solutions as a Lead Combatives Instructor.