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TRAINING: I run a lot and sparred a lot as usual. Also I did a lot of kickboxing to brush up on my standing skills.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 2005. I would like to tell about the strength and wonderfulness of Judo to everyone through my MMA fights.
What ranks and titles have you held? 4 time Judo International competition champion, black belt in judo
Do you have any heroes? Hidehiko Yoshida and myself
What is your favorite technique? Grappling
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I was eliminated from the UFC once, and it was tough, but this experience made me into who I am now. I would like to make a great comeback in the UFC.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I graduated The International Budo University. In university, I learned about all kinds of Budo.
What was your job before you started fighting? Judo