TRAINING: I train every day. When I'm in Florida I take Sundays off. Otherwise, I run on Sunday.
Thoughts on opponent, Erick Silva? Erick is very tough and explosive. He's got great technique and I'm looking forward to competing against him in his home country.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 2005. I needed a competitive outlet after I completed my eligibility in college wrestling
What ranks and titles have you held? VFC Welterweight champion
Do you have any heroes? My mom.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's good to be back. This is where I belong and I plan on making lots of noise in this division.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes. The University of Nebraska. I earned a BA in History
What was your job before you started fighting? I was an operations manager and full time EMT at a private ambulance company.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? VFC welterweight champion. DREAM Welterweight Grand Prix runner up.
Favorite grappling technique: Chokes
Favorite Striking technique: Anything that lands effectively