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TRAINING: In the mornings, I’ll do boxing for about an hour, hour and 15 minutes, it’s a very intense session. At night, I’ll spar for around four, five minute rounds, round robin with different guys. The next day I’ll take off the morning and at night I’ll grapple intensely. And the day after that I’ll box in the morning and lift weights at night. Then I repeat the cycle.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I love martial arts. I started with Gene LeBell when I was 8 years old and I continued in Hayastan Cross Training.
Accomplishments in amateur competition? Grappling World Black Belt Judo International Champion/ Pan American Judo Silver Medalist/ BJJ National Champion.
Accomplishments in pro competition? None
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Judo Black Belt
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
Favorite Striking technique: Right hand
Do you have any heroes? My Father.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's been my dream.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No.
What was your job before you started fighting? I started fighting while I was still in school. I had my first MMA fight at 14 years old. I have also done stunt work for movies.