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SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 19: Yoel Romero weighs in during the UFC on FOX weigh-in at the California Theatre on April 19, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: I typically get up early, around 7am, have breakfast and take my daughter to school. I then meet with my trainer about 10am and start physical training. Depending on the workout, we are usually there for about 2-3 hours, after which I then go home to eat, shower and nap. I pick up my daughter from school around 3 in the afternoon. After that I have a snack and get ready to go to the gym again. I usually start around 7pm until about 9pm-10pm. At that point, I go home eat, shower and go to sleep to get ready to do it all over again the next day.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Six years ago
What ranks and titles have you held? I have had almost every medal in every wrestling tournament I ever entered, from World championships to Olympic games; also Pan Am championships, World cups, and many, many other international wrestling tournaments and invitationals. Won Silver medal in freestyle wrestling in the 2000 Olympics
Do you have any heroes? Jesus Christ.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is my dream. When I found out I was in the UFC, I picked up my wife and danced her around the room. I'm so excited.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Bachelor degree in Sports science
What was your job before you started fighting? Just wrestling in the German league.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: None, but I will become a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black belt.
Favorite grappling technique: I love them all - I love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite striking technique: All of them