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When and why did you start training for fighting? "I started wrestling at 14. I was tired of getting beat up. I was a little kid. I was 90 pounds my first year of high school. I picked it up really quickly. In my second year I placed second in state."
What ranks and titles do you hold? "I was a 2 time All American and a national champion."
What is your favorite technique? "I like to dominate position."
Do you have any heroes? "Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson."
What are your hobbies? "Riding motorcycles."
What is your favorite movie? "Gladiator."
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? "It's a huge opportunity. A dream come true. It's what I've been training for."
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Iowa Community College, Hofstra University, NassauCommunity College. Received associates degree in liberal arts.
What was your job before you started fighting?” I was in school."
What is your biggest weapon in a fight? "Wrestling and striking."