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TRAINING: Mon, Tues & Thur sparring - once with boxing gloves, twice with MMA gloves, along with kickboxing pad work in the evenings. Wed and Fri wrestling, grappling and conditioning. I’m training with several top guys in the world so I have to be on my A game.
Thoughts on opponent, Ed Herman? Herman is a very tough and game opponent. He's good in all areas of the game. I’d probably say Jiu-Jitsu is his best thing, but he's a complete mixed martial artist.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Nov 2009. I love to compete, and losing isn't my thing.
What ranks and titles have you held? Evolution MMA / PCSP, BJJ Blue belt
Do you have any heroes? Friends and family
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC has been my goal since Day One.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes - BA in Criminal justice
What was your job before you started fighting? In-home therapist / case worker
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Three-time D-2 wrestling All-American
Favorite grappling technique: Slams
Favorite striking technique: Knockouts