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TRAINING: Mornings are filled with either sprint work or strength and conditioning followed by padwork or BJJ drilling, and in the afternoon is the pro team practice. Evenings I usually play by ear.
Thoughts on opponent, Michael Chiesa? He's a tough durable guy with good grappling and a strong will. He's a tough guy and a tough opponent and he won The Ultimate Fighter, so it'll be a big win if I beat him.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in MMA in 2006, mostly because I didn't want to wrestle anymore but I still wanted to compete in something.
What ranks and titles have you held? EFC Welterweight Champion, TFC Canadian Lightweight Champion, Best Toga 2004
Do you have any heroes? More than anything I have people who inspire me. Particularly my coaches Adam Zugec, Jeff Montemurro, Roger Alves, Kyle Cardinal and Frank Lee all inspire me to be a better fighter and person.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Environmental Science Degree
What was your job before you started fighting? Environmental Protection Officer
Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ Brown Belt
Favorite grappling technique: Piledriver
Favorite striking technique: Ax kick