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TRAINING: Kickboxing and wrestling
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2007 to stay in shape during the off-season for football.
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? No
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It was my original goal starting from the first day in the gym, but now it seems like it was supposed to happen, so I'm focused on a title now. It's still special but there is something greater.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Otterbein University - BA exercise phys
What was your job before you started fighting? Personal trainer
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 2010 NAAFS tournament champion. Ohio Ammy of the year (2010)
Favorite grappling technique: Double leg
Favorite striking technique: Knees