|From:||Berkeley, CA USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Santa Rosa, CA USA|
|Height:||6' 0" ( 182 cm )|
|Weight:||170 lb ( 77 kg )|
UFC Fight Night at the Ginasio Jose Correa on October 9, 2013 in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Oct 09, 2013
UFC Fight Night: Maia v Shields weigh-in at the Ginasio Jose Correa on October 8, 2013 in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil.Oct 08, 2013
UFC® 162 Silva vs Weidman live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.Jul 06, 2013
UFC® 162 weigh-in at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 5, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Jul 05, 2013
TRAINING: I wake up and do a little meditation and yoga just to wake up and get myself ready for the day. After breakfast I'll run and lift. I try to take a nap after lunch. Then we do rope, mitts, drills, bag work, BJJ, every night. Sundays I jog light and then get in the ocean.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I was in great shape and wanted to test myself. I saw Chuck KO Tito and said. 'I want to do that!'
What ranks and titles have you held? Cage Combat Middleweight Champ, Tachi Palace Fights welterweight champ, David Terrell purple belt
Do you have any heroes? Dave Terrell, Nelson Mandela
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything I've done in my life has led me to this moment. I'm honored to fight for my team, family, and everyone up in Nor-Cal.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked in stream restoration, lift operation, construction, and odd jobs.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Two-time Gracie Open champion
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Winning the CCFC and TPF belts and defending the 707.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Dave Terrell Purple Belt, Kwon Bup Black belt
Favorite grappling technique? Whatever wins the fight
Favorite Striking technique? Whatever wins the fight
• Nine wins by submission
• Pro since 2006
• Last three wins by submission
• Holds wins over UFC vets Tim McKenzie and Jon Koppenhaver
• Trained by former UFC middleweight contender David Terrell
• Origin of “Daudi” – “My parents named me Daudi (but put David on the birth certificate for ease of travel) after their best friend in Tanzania, Africa where they lived before I was born. Daudi was an Englishman who moved to Africa, changed his name to Daudi (Swahili for David), took on Tanzanian citizenship, and lived a life of great adventure and loyal service to Africa.”