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TRAINING: Two a days - go to the gym in the morning and at night
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training because I sucked at football and team sports.
What ranks and titles have you held? MEZ Sports light heavyweight champ
Do you have any heroes? My dad
What does it mean for you to fight in STRIKEFORCE? It means everything to me. It’s what I started training for. This was the dream
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Mattress salesman
If any list specific accomplishments in amateur competition? XMMA heavyweight champ, Hardrock MMA heavyweight champ, Ring of Rage heavyweight champ, SSF heavyweight champ, Rebel Sports heavyweight champ, and I was 10-0 as an amateur.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: blue belt in BJJ
Favorite grappling technique: gogoplata
Favorite Striking technique: Mantis strike
What do you consider to be the key fight in your career, and why? When I fought Scott Lighty because that’s the fight that changed my career.