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TRAINING: Nintendo WiiU and 3DS games. The usual mesh of martial arts, as well as strength and conditioning.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started after my first semester in college. I was a huge fan from the beginning and training was awesome.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Multiple time NAGA grappling champion, Grapplers Quest Champion, and Virginia-based King of the Ring Bantamweight Amateur MMA Champ
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Four-time UFC Submission of the Night Award winner, UFC Knockout of the Night Award Winner
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo Liborio.
Do you have any heroes? CM Punk
What is your favorite technique? Reverse omoplata
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true, a life accomplishment, and the realization that this is what I want to dedicate the rest of my life to.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to four colleges, then I got my real education and degree at American Top Team.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at a bagel bakery.