|Summary:||Well-rounded, work ethic, experience|
|From:||Hazel Park, Michigan USA|
|Fights Out Of:||San Diego, California USA|
|Height:||5' 11" ( 180 cm )|
|Weight:||155 lb ( 70 kg )|
Jan 03, 2015
Jan 03, 2015
UFC champion Jon Jones, challenger Daniel Cormier and co-main event opponents Donald Cerrone and Myles Jury hit the scale before taking the Octagon tomorrow at UFC 182!Jan 02, 2015
UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Joe Silva look at some of the intriguing matchups that highlight the UFC 182 main card. Make sure to watch all the stars in action this Saturday at UFC 182, live on Pay-Per-View.Jan 02, 2015 2:40
||36||1||0||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
||25||0||2||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
||25||0||0||0||R3 Decision - Split|
||6||0||0||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
TRAINING: A typical day of training is two sessions, one in the morning and one in the evening. They are a combination of kickboxing, boxing, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, strength and conditioning, and mental talk.
When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was younger, I loved doing martial arts, and then I started wrestling and competing and everything just fell together. It was definitely the right path for me.
What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Carlos "Caique" Elias and black belt / Founder of Jury Jiu-Jitsu.
Do you have any heroes? God
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? My dreams are coming true and I’m one step closer to becoming a champion one day.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Oakland Community College for a little bit, but then I stopped going there because of training.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at the Detroit Zoo
Favorite grappling technique: Jury Jiu Jitsu
Favorite striking technique: Knee to the face
• Team Cruz member on TUF 15
• Was on season 13 of TUF before being forced off due to injury
• Pro since 2005
• Has finished 12 of his 15 wins, three by submission (guillotine, neck crank, armbar), nine by knockout
• 11 first round finishes
• Origin of nickname: “My nickname was given to me when I was younger. It rhymes with my last name and represents my fighting style.”