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TRAINING: Two a days. Grappling, wrestling, and sparring in the morning, followed up again at night.
Thoughts on opponent, John Dodson? He’s explosive, with good striking and wrestling.
When and why did you start training for fighting? When wrestling was over I needed something else to compete in.
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? None
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means I can do my passion for a living at the highest level of the sport.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Labette and U of Central Oklahoma, bachelor in Science and General Studies
What was your job before you started fighting? Full-time student
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 1-0 as an amateur
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I hold a win over Jens Pulver and Josh Rave, who was ranked number eight in the world at 125 pounds.
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine
Favorite Striking technique: Tomahawk chop