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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JANUARY 16: Ben Rothwell participates in an open workout session for media and fans on January 16, 2013 at Parque Anhangabau in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: I do whatever Thiago Veiga tells me.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 1999 to learn self-defense
Do you have any heroes? George Washington
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? For my career in MMA, it is everything
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Waukesha County Technical College - technical degree in collision repair
What was your job before you started fighting? I was 17 and worked for my parents in their restaurant.
Favorite grappling technique: The Jackson
Favorite Striking technique: The Vertical Hammer aka Rothafier