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TRAINING: Training for this fight is no different. I’m making sure I train hard for every fight and am ready for anything. I wrestle and BJJ drill in the early am, and then I strength train midday, followed by hard sparring at night, mixed with my hard cardio throughout the week.
Thoughts on opponent, John Lineker? I’m looking forward to a great stand-up war. It's gonna be a stand-up fight that the fans are gonna love. I can't wait.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 2003, I started training after college football.
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? Best friend Bryan "Jop Jop" Joplin, MMA fighter (passed away)
What is your favorite technique? Stand and bang
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true. To be part of this is one thing but to actually fight for them is crazy. When I started fighting I didn't even think I would get close. And after every fight, fans would say ‘man, can't wait to see you in the UFC.’ I love the sport and the fans, and God blessed me, so now I'm taking it in and working hard to be at the top.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Currently attending - attempting bachelors.
What was your job before you started fighting? Parks & Recreation for city of Buena Park