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TRAINING: My training varies from day to day. I plan every detail of a training day. From what I eat, to when I sleep, to naps, to snacks and everything in between. It would take far too long to write it all down, but my days during training camp are planned from the minute I get up...to the time I go to sleep.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I don’t remember the exact reason why I wanted to start fighting, but I had my first MMA fight in August of 2005.
What ranks and titles have you held? I have held many smaller show belts in weight classes ranging from 155-185.
Do you have any heroes? My father
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is something I have wanted to accomplish for a long time and I’m glad it’s about to happen.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to the University of Minnesota. I am one semester away from graduating in Pre-Med (Biology)
What was your job before you started fighting? I ran an online store that sold rare collectables and video games.
If any list specific accomplishments in amateur competition? State Champion Wrestler, Wrestled D1 for the University of Minnesota
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine
Favorite striking technique: Head Kick