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TRAINING: Like always, I’m gonna try to train smart. Six days a week with one easier training day. I’m going to train two or three times the other day.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I saw the first fight between GSP and Matt Hughes when I was learning English in Victoria. I was 17 at that time and I have been a fan of MMA since that day. I started training three or four years ago, when I wasn’t sure if I was joining the judo national team that year.
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? GSP
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The beginning of my dream
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to CEGEP for two years, studying Multimedia... I quit.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was doing some web design, was a private trainer and I was working in a coffee shop
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Judo - Two-time junior national champion, three-time senior national medalist. One year on the national team
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in judo, brown belt in BJJ
Favorite grappling technique: RNC
Favorite striking technique: Boxing