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TRAINING: I train three times a day. Some days I train BJJ, conditioning and Muay Thai, and others I do MMA sparring and train Boxing and Wrestling. I'm at 100% and training hard every day.
Thoughts on opponent, Godofredo Pepey? Pepey is a great grappler, but he won't have any surprises for me. After all, my three fights in the UFC were against BJJ Black Belts. He has aggressive Muay Thai, but I believe that in the standup game and in Muay Thai, I have the advantage.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started Judo and Tae Kwon Do when I was 12 years old, Muay Thai when I was 14 and MMA when I was 18. I started because I wanted to do something physical and stay active.
What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt in Muay Thai and purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Do you have any heroes? God
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream come true; it means everything to me as a fighter and is where I always wanted to fight.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I was in high school
Favorite grappling technique: Arm lock from guard
Favorite Striking technique: Kicks