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TRAINING: Training twice a day, covering all the elements needed to compete on May 25.
Thoughts on opponent, Rick Story? He’s a very tough guy. I’m looking forward to the matchup and I like it a lot.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 1998.....it just looked like fun
What ranks and titles have you held? WEC 170-pound champ, Viking fight 185-pound champ
Do you have any heroes? All the solders overseas right now
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To me it means everything... it is the top of the line organization, so that means I have gotten to the top and I want to stay there.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Machinist
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Kick and Shoot champ in Memphis, TN
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? WEC champ
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in BJJ
Favorite grappling technique: any move that finishes the fight
Favorite Striking technique: knees