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TRAINING: A typical day of training includes drilling skills in the morning, strength and conditioning in the early afternoon, and some form of live-goes in the evening (Sparring or wrestling).
When and why did you start training for fighting? I met Nathan Marquardt several years back, and have been following him around ever since. I love the training and the brotherhood between warriors. I think I should have been born a thousand years ago; fighting just feels very natural to me.
What ranks and titles have you held? Fight to Win 205 champ, Black belt in BJJ under Nathan Marquardt/Easton BJJ
Do you have any heroes? People who do the right thing when no one is watching.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I have been training and preparing for this opportunity for ten years. I got frustrated several times along the way, when it seemed like it was never going to be my turn. But it looks like God's plan was better than mine. I'm so happy to be here!
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Art Institute of Colorado, Bachelors program in Media Arts
What was your job before you started fighting? Security guard down town at Denver Health Hospital. That was a crazy job!
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Battle quest 205 champ, several BJJ medals
Favorite grappling technique: Any Choke. Choking someone is the best way to end a fight.
Favorite striking technique: Left Hook