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TRAINING: I wake up about 7 and head to my gym, The MMA Lab, where, depending on the day, I'll do S&C or wrestle. I'm usually done by 11, so then I have a break and I'm back to my team training practices at 3. We usually push ourselves pretty hard.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Eight years ago – I love the competition.
What ranks or titles have you held? Blue belt in BJJ under John Crouch
Do you have any heroes? My Dad and Mother
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a great accomplishment.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Grand Canyon University -degree in Criminal justice and Sociology.
What was your job before you started fighting? Full-time student
Accomplishments in amateur competition? I was a state champion in wrestling in high school. I took sixth at the Reno world championship tournament in high school. I was an All-American wrestler in college (Pima Community College).
Favorite grappling technique: RNC - the Drew Fickett special
Favorite striking technique: None