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TRAINING: A typical training day for me would be strength and conditioning, a striking practice and then a grappling class
Thoughts on opponent, Ricardo Funch? Ricardo is a tough, well rounded fighter with great jiu-jitsu.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting five years ago. I began training because I missed the competition.
What ranks and titles have you held? Cage Fury Middleweight Champion; IFL Middleweight Champion
Do you have any heroes? No
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This has been a dream of mine since I began fighting. The UFC has the best fighters in the world, and if you want to be ranked as a great fighter, you have to be fighting in the UFC.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Construction
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: arm bar