Getty Images reserves the right to pursue unauthorized users of this image or clip. If you violate our intellectual property you may be liable for: actual damages, loss of income, and profits you derive from the use of this image or clip, and, where appropriate, the costs of collection and/or statutory damages up to $150,000 (USD).
photo 1 of 133
UFC118 weigh-ins Lauzon vs. Ruediger
TRAINING: Hard work in all aspects of MMA daily.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started submission grappling for fun, and it has all snowballed from there. I began helping training partners train for their fights and wanted to give it a try.
Do you have any heroes? My Dad
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It will make explaining the type of fighting I do a lot easier. I no longer have to go into a big explanation of "Have you seen the UFC? I do that, but haven't fought there yet." I can just say, "I fight in the UFC".
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Wentworth in Boston, MA. Graduated with a Bachelor's in Computer Science
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked in Tech Support while a student.
Accomplishments in pro competition? A few titles in Combat Zone, World Fighting League and Mass Destruction.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu.
Favorite grappling technique: Heel Hook
Favorite striking technique: Left Hook