|From:||Hattiesburg, MS USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Atlanta, GA USA|
|Height:||6' 2" ( 187 cm )|
|Weight:||185 lb ( 84 kg )|
UFC Fight Night Sydney Event on November 8, 2014 in Sydney, Australia (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Image)Nov 08, 2014
UFC Fight Night Sydney Weigh-In on November 7th, 2014 in Sydney, Australia (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Nov 07, 2014
UFC Fight Night Sydney Open Workouts on November 5th, 2014 in Sydney, Australia (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Nov 05, 2014
Jun 28, 2014
UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. LamasApr 4, 2015
||40||1||0||0||R3 Decision - Split|
|Antonio Braga Neto||16||3||0||7|
||72||2||0||2||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
||13||2||0||2||R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage|
TRAINING: Training is a couple times a day - basically pad work in the am strength and conditioning mid day and technique and game plan training at night. So about 6 hours a day 5-6 days a week.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I just have a love for stepping in the cage and competing and entertaining the crowd with a great fight. I used to fight on the streets, then found a place to do it legally.
What ranks and titles have you held? Ranieri Paiva BJJ purple belt
Do you have any heroes? Nope
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means the world because it has been the goal since my first MMA fight, and to reach a goal shows that I can achieve anything I put my mind to.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? University of bussin headz
What was your job before you started fighting? Detailer
Favorite grappling technique: None
Favorite striking technique: Super punch!!!
• Team Jones member on TUF 17
• Pro since 2008
• Eight wins by KO
• Three first round finishes
• Has 3-3-1, 2 KOs pro boxing record
• Origin of nickname: “I got the nickname from a childhood friend when "crunk" music was the popular music in Atlanta. It came from how I used to fight all the time in clubs and the neighborhood.”