|Summary:||I have a strong wrestling base and I hit really hard. I also have an "of the night" style|
|From:||Milwaukee, WI USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Temecula, CA USA|
|Height:||6' 2" ( 187 cm )|
|Weight:||185 lb ( 84 kg )|
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TRAINING: A typical day of training starts at 8:30 in the morning till roughly noon, then continues from four in the afternoon to 830 at night. I work out at least once on Saturdays and Sundays I take it a little lighter.
Thoughts on opponent, Dylan Andrews? I believe he is underrated, however, I also believe I could beat the entire season of TUF 17. That is easy for me to say being as I spectacularly flopped out of TUF 16 but it was the weight cut that kept me from the championship and now that I’m back at 185 I feel I could beat anyone.
What ranks and titles have you held? Madtown Throwdown and MFC champion
Do you have any heroes? My parents are my heroes because they have sacrificed much so I could take every opportunity that was presented to me.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The UFC is the biggest organization in the world. They determine who the best in the world is and now I get to prove that what they think about me is true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from Lakeland College with a degree in business management.
What was your job before you started fighting? Before fighting my job was being a student.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I won the King of the Cage heavyweight tournament held at Lake of the Torches Casino. That was three fights in one night and I won a spot on their next professional card.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? The biggest accomplishment I have had in my professional career is my MFC title. I also defended that title once so that makes the title officially mine.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: I'm a black belt in wrestling and a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. I currently hold a black belt in Sudoku.
Favorite striking technique: My favorite striking technique is the punch to the face.
-Pro since 2008
-14 wins by knockout, two by submission (rear naked, kimura)
-Nine first round finishes
-Loss to Watson snapped four fight winning streak
-Owns wins over Jay Silva and Jason Guida
-First pick of Team Carwin on TUF 16
-2010 bout with Paul Bradley was ruled a no contest due to rainfall
-Married to McKey Sullivan, a winner of the America’s Next Top Model reality show
-Origin of nickname: “The origin of my nickname is pretty obvious if you've ever seen me fight - I smile. A lot.”