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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 02: Jacob Volkmann works out for media and fans during an open training session at Cellar Kickboxing and Martial Arts on October 2, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: Two workouts a day
When and why did you start training for fighting? Started three years ago. It feels good to hit people and submit them.
What ranks and titles have you held? Three-time Div. 1 All-American, Big Ten wrestling champion, four-time All Big Ten team. World grappling champion.
Do you have any heroes? My brother
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? What a relief. I get to fight with the best.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Two BS' at University of Minnesota, Doctor of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University.
What was your job before you started fighting? Student
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Victory Fighting champion at 170.