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TRAINING: A typical day of training for me never really changes - morning workout followed by an evening workout of strength and conditioning or grappling. I end the day fending off chokes and low blows from my 4 year old son.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I don’t really know when I started training for fighting specifically; I joined the wrestling team when I was in Grade 4 and competed all the way through my university and open career. When I saw UFC 1, which I had rented with friends, I developed a new passion and a dream of one day competing.
What ranks and titles have you held? Multiple Time Canadian National Greco Champion, Canadian University National Freestyle Champion, 7th at the World University Games, UCC World Welter Weight Champion, IFC Canadian Middle Weight Champion.
Do you have any heroes? I know it's cliché but I have to go with my parents, two incredible people that I look up to. One day I hope to be a great role model to others, as they were to me.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I don’t even think that this fully hit me yet; I still remember telling friends after the 1st UFC that I want to compete there. It’s been a long road but knowing that I have accomplished a goal which was set so long ago is very fulfilling.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration
What was your job before you started fighting? I have been working at Dell Computers as an Account Manager for approximately 8 years.