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TRAINING: 9:30-11:00 a.m. – drilling and live MMA sparring/grappling/wrestling. 2 p.m. - Kickboxing and conditioning with Master Thong. 3 mile run. Monday and Thursday I work standup with coach Duane Ludwig.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started wrestling at the age of five, so I have grown up competing pretty much my entire life. I met Urijah Faber when I was in high school and worked wrestling camps with him during my college summers. I did some jiu-jitsu with him at a few of these camps and really liked it. After college wrestling I still had the drive to compete, so I decided to move to Sacramento and start training with Team Alpha Male.
What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time PAC-10 champ, two-time D-I NCAA All-American, second-degree black belt in wrestling
Do you have any heroes? My Father. He has gone through a lot in his life and has really shown me what it means to never quit.
What is your favorite technique? The wushu finger hold.