TRAINING: Running in the morning and hard sparring at night.
Thoughts on opponent, Fabricio Werdum? Fabricio Werdum is a very tough opponent with world class experience. It will be an honor to fight him on June 23rd.
When and why did you start training for fighting? My first fight was in 1998. I love to compete and set goals for myself.
What ranks and titles have you held? High school state heavyweight wrestling champ
Do you have any heroes? My mother and grandparents
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Eastern Illinois - degree in sociology
What was your job before you started fighting? Still a Chicago police officer
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Junior college All-American wrestler, three-time Division I national qualifier
Favorite grappling technique: north south choke
Favorite Striking technique: left hook