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TRAINING: I have been training striking and grappling every day, and sparring and conditioning three days a week.
Thoughts on opponent, Masanori Kanehara? I respect him as a fighter, but I am better than him everywhere.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Because fighting is in my blood. I started when I was 10 years old.
What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt in jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai. Three-time world jiu-jitsu champ, 2007 Abu-Dhabi world champion.
What was your job before you started fighting? Teaching Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.