When and why did you start training for fighting? I watched UFC 2 when I was a kid. I told my friends I would do that one day. Most of them laughed and I never gave up on the dream ever since.
What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time member of IFL World Team Champions, Courage Fighting Light Hwt. Champion, Brown Belt in the Miletich Fighting System.
Do you have any heroes? My family, for setting good examples for me growing up and helping me achieve this dream.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s been 14 years coming. It was my goal when I started MMA and now it's coming true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? B.S. in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University.
What was your job before you started fighting? Substitute schoolteacher and bouncer.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I never really fought amateur, but I dabbled in boxing, wrestling and BJJ.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown Belt in Miletich Fighting Systems. Brown Belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate, Blue Belt in BJJ.
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke
Favorite Striking technique: knees