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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - APRIL 10: Ryan LaFlare weighs-in for UFC Fight Night 39 on April 10, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. UFC Fight Night 39 will take place on April 11 at du Arena featuring Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Roy Nelson. (Photo by Warren Little/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: I switched it up a little for this camp. I'm down in south Florida training with the Blackzilians at the Jaco Hybrid Training Center. Hard team practices every morning, then technique, strength, and conditioning work in the evenings.
why did you start training for fighting? I wrestled my whole life and
loved competing, so as soon as I graduated, I wanted to continue combat
sports. I always loved ways to get aggression out.
What ranks and titles have you held? Ring of Combat welterweight title.
Do you have any heroes? Fighters like GSP and Frankie Edgar always motivated me to take my training to the next level.
you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I went to
Nassau Community College, then transferred to Farmingdale State College,
where I got my bachelors degree in business management.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked for my uncle doing heating and air conditioning.
accomplishments in pro competition? All of my fights have ended in
stoppages, and only three fights left the first round.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple Belt in BJJ