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When and why did you start training for fighting? In 1997 I started training MMA because it was something that just grabbed me. I thought that fighting would be an out of reach goal but then suddenly I was in a position to train and jumped all over it.
What titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? Forrest Griffin and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means that I am one of the lucky few who get to go to work in the Octagon. I can't really put into words how lucky I feel and how important it is to train to the best of my ability because I know some will never get the chance that I've been given.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I have a BA in Communications from the University of Little Rock
What was your job before you started fighting? Before I started fighting at this level I was an Account Executive for a Litigation company.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Dangerzone Amateur champion and was undefeated as an amateur.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and of course a Black Belt in TKD like all other 8 yr olds.
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle
Favorite Striking technique: Head Kick!!