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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 05: Russell Doane enters the Octagon before his fight with Marcus Brimage in their bantamweight fight at UFC 175 inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: Going hard four sessions a day.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2005. It’s no secret that Dragonball Z got me into fighting. I would like to add that watching Quinton “Rampage” Jackson really motivated me as well.
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? My father & brother. They were both on deployments at the same time….it was a very scary time for my mother and I…also Rampage….I always wanted to meet him.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything. It’s like a dream come true….now, I must keep the dream alive.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Wallace State Community College: Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and Faulkner University: Bachelors in Criminal Justice
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at my Air National Guard unit for five years, working the night shift in Alabama. When I moved to Florida I worked the night shift at Wal-Mart.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 10-0….undefeated
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Beat Bellator winner Bryan Goldsby and UFC veteran Kyle Bradley
Favorite grappling technique: Rear Naked Choke
Favorite striking technique: Thai Clinch