TRAINING: 3 to 5 mile run, conditioning, rest, return to the gym for sparring or ground work, finish up with 10 rounds of pad work ..
Thoughts on opponent, Nick Penner? When it’s over I will shake his hand. Until then he is just someone in my way.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in my late teens and I wanted discipline, focus, and a sense of achievement
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? Mike Tyson (when he was boxing), Muhammad Ali
What does it mean for you to fight in UFC? There are no words really. This is a true blessing. I feel like I just got my call up from the minors and I’m in the show. Thank God
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Fedex
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Blue belt in Jiu-jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: The takedown
Favorite Striking technique: Anything that lands