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TRAINING: I was training for a title fight before I got the call back ..so I’ve been training my ass off 4x a day 6 days a week. I wake up, do my morning run, then my strength training mid day followed by wrestling and drilling. I end my day sparring and hitting mitts. It’s a non-stop training day!
Thoughts on opponent, Ken Stone? Stone is tough, a great fighter. I know he trains over at ATT, so I know he is gonna bring it. If it stays standing, he will be in trouble, so I think he will try and take me down. I’m looking to put on a good show and get that win; that's all that matters.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 2003, I started training after college football.
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? Best friend Bryan "Jop Jop" Joplin, MMA fighter (passed away)
What is your favorite technique? Stand and bang
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true. To be part of this is one thing but to actually fight for them is crazy. When I started fighting I didn't even think I would get close. And after every fight, fans would say ‘man, can't wait to see you in the UFC.’ I love the sport and the fans, and God blessed me, so now I'm taking it in and working hard to be at the top.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Currently attending - attempting bachelors.
What was your job before you started fighting? Parks & Recreation for city of Buena Park