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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MAY 04: Timothy Elliott weighs in during the UFC on FOX official weigh in at Izod Center on May 4, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: I have really picked up my strength training for this fight. Other than that I keep the same daily routine.
Thoughts on opponent, Joseph Benavidez? I'm really excited to fight Joe B - he is a very tough and game opponent. I think it will make for an exciting fight!
When and why did you start training for fighting? When wrestling was over I needed something else to compete in.
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? None
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means I can do my passion for a living at the highest level of the sport.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Labette and U of Central Oklahoma, bachelor in Science and General Studies
What was your job before you started fighting? Full-time student
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 1-0 as an amateur
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I hold a win over Jens Pulver and Josh Rave, who was ranked number eight in the world at 125 pounds.
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine
Favorite striking technique: Tomahawk chop