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TRAINING: MMA first, then wrestling
When and why did you start training for fighting? I began training in judo at eight years old. I turned pro in MMA 2003.
What ranks and titles have you held? Dream middleweight and light heavyweight champion and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion.
Do you have any heroes? No
What does it mean for you to fight in STRIKEFORCE? It’s fighting on the highest level
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Security
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Dream middleweight Grand Prix champion
Favorite grappling technique: triangle choke
Favorite Striking technique: right overhand