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TRAINING: I train three times a day. Every day I train ground, conditioning, and striking.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting four years ago because I love MMA.
What ranks and titles have you held? I am the lightweight champion for CFA (Championship Fighting Alliance)
Do you have any heroes? My parents, my sister, and my dog Hershey.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? That I will be fighting for the best organization MMA has to offer.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? In Cuba I finished 12th grade and graduated in economics.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a gaucho at Texas de Brazil.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? My first goal was to become a champion in Florida, which I did; and my second goal was to get a contract with the UFC.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in Karate style Shyto Ryu
Favorite grappling technique: Heel hook
Favorite striking technique: I have many favorites