|Summary:||Striking, athleticism, explosiveness, KO power|
|Nickname:||The Big Ticket|
|From:||Birmingham, AL USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Coconut Creek, FL USA|
|Height:||6' 5" ( 195 cm )|
|Weight:||250 lb ( 113 kg )|
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The Ultimate Fighter® Season 18 Finale live at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, November 30, 2013.Nov 30, 2013
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TRAINING: I wake up early in the morning and eat a clean breakfast. I jog to the gym and do my skills training and sparring. I jog home and eat a healthy lunch and jog back to the gym for night skills training and strength and conditioning.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2008 as a way to get back in shape after my basketball career came to an end.
What ranks and titles have you held? Alabama Golden Gloves Champion, Georgia Golden Gloves Champion, Paul Murphy Classic Heavyweight Champion, ISKA and ACF Heavyweight Champion, Southern Fighting Alliance Heavyweight Champion, NAGA Super Heavyweight Champion, Copa Grappling Champion
Do you have any heroes? I come from a family of heroes, specifically my mother and my uncle, who were great role models for me growing up. My sports heroes are Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson, Charles Barkley.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is a dream come true. It is an accomplishment and an achievement and proof that hard work does pay off. It is a lifelong dream for me to enter the UFC cage and win the world title.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I earned an Associates degree in Physical Education from Jacksonville State and Pikeville College.
What was your job before you started fighting? I moved furniture for a moving company and also worked for UPS.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? In amateur competition I earned a record of 23-1, with all my wins coming by way of KO or TKO.
Favorite grappling technique: Head and Arm Choke and Triangle Choke
Favorite striking technique: Lead Uppercut
- Played basketball at Jacksonville State University
- Pro since 2011
- Has won six of his last eight
- All wins by knockout, all in the first round, six in two minutes or less
- Coming off first round KO of DJ Linderman on May 16, 2014
- Lone pre-UFC loss was via decision to Chris Barnett in 2011. Barnett came in 29 pounds overweight for the fight.