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TRAINING: A typical day of training is lots of sparring early in the day, then a bit of a break for a few hours and in the evening lots of technique work followed by conditioning.
Thoughts on opponent, Pascal Krauss? Pascal Krauss is a tough guy. He’s unbeaten so he clearly is going to be confident going into the fight. He’s got good boxing and wrestling, so I'm expecting to face a well rounded guy.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started about four and a half years ago. It’s fun and I like to test myself in competition.
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? BJ Penn
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything – it’s every fighter’s dream to fight 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? Personal Fitness Instructor
Favorite grappling technique: Single leg takedown
Favorite Striking technique: Elbows