TRAINING: I'm training MMA at Kings MMA and I'm working boxing at Wild Card gym.
Thoughts on upcoming opponent, Sam Stout? He's the toughest opponent I have faced in the UFC stylistically. He's as tough as they get.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Started boxing in 1992 and soon after started the MMA training.
Accomplishments in pro competition? Victory Championships middleweight title.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black Belt in Hillbilly Wrassling.
Favorite grappling technique: Left straight
Favorite Striking technique: Left straight again
Do you have any heroes? So many guys from our gym have done well... I look up to all of them.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a dream come true. I'm determined to give the kind of performance that will get the UFC to bring me back over and over.
What was your job before you started fighting? Landscaping and security.