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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 13: UFC fighter Mike Ricci works out for the media during the Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale open workouts at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on December 13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)
TRAINING: I've trained extremely hard for this fight and there is no typical day. My schedule is always changing.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Age 20 - for self defense purposes.
What ranks and titles have you held? TUF 16 finalist, ranked in top ten at lightweight in Canada.
Do you have any heroes? None.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It has been my dream for years; it means everything to me.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No.
What was your job before you started fighting? Odd jobs here and there, nothing stable.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ purple belt
Favorite grappling technique: Double leg
Favorite Striking technique: Crossing elbow