|Summary:||Powerful, explosive, good striking ability and takedown defense|
|From:||San Diego, California USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Coconut Creek, Florida USA|
|Height:||5' 11" ( 180 cm )|
|Weight:||170 lb ( 77 kg )|
UFC Minute host runs down all the need-to-know news for today, Thursday, February 19, including Robbie Lawler's first title defense, and the stacked card heading to Vegas for Memorial Day weekend.Feb 19, 2015 1:34
The Rankings Report is a weekly UFC.com series that gives you, the fans, an in-depth look into the official UFC rankings. This week Matt Parrino and Forrest Griffin talk Robbie Lawler, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and look ahead to Fight Night Phoenix/TUF Finale.Dec 10, 2014 3:27
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When and why did you start fighting? "When I was little, my dad got me into martial arts (Tae Kwon Do). Then, I moved to Iowa and started wrestling. Pat [Miletich] would come in to the wrestling room and work out with us before his fights. I wrestled around with him for a little bit and then he told me to come up."
What is your biggest weapon in a fight? "My determination to win."
What are your goals as a fighter in the UFC? “To keep winning. To move up in the ranks and wait for my turn."
What is your favorite technique? "My stand up. Throwing power punches."
Who has been your biggest influence in fighting? "Mike Tyson, because of his knockout power. The first boxing match I ever watched was Tyson vs. Spinks. After that, I was hooked. I just like his power and tenacity and how he fights everyone like they stole something from him."
• 19 wins by knockout, one by submission (armbar)
• Had 11-6, 1 NC record between UFC stints
• Owns non-UFC wins over Falaniko Vitale (twice), Joey Villasenor, Frank Trigg, Murilo Rua, Scott Smith, Melvin Manhoef, and Matt Lindland
• 12 first round finishes
• Has won six of his last seven