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TRAINING: Morning - breakfast, then drive the kids to school. Then 11 to 1 training, rest, lunch. Training from 7 to 9, dinner, rest.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I began training in MMA in 1996
What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time world champion in Combat Sambo
Do you have any heroes? No
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The UFC is the pinnacle of MMA worldwide. I will fight in the strongest organization in the world with the best fighters in the world.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from the University of Internal Affairs
What was your job before you started fighting? Lawyer, film industry, MMA trainer
Ranks in any martial arts styles: International Class Master of Sports in Sambo
Favorite grappling technique: Choke
Favorite striking technique: Punches