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Thoughts on opponent, Ben Rothwell? Ben is a super tough guy and a veteran of the sport. He has fought a lot of tough guys in his career.
TRAINING: Usually twice a day...a conditioning workout and foot drills in the morning and some type of sparring or pad work at night.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 2005 - I was helping a guy train for a fight and never left the gym.
What ranks and titles have you held? NAFFS Heavyweight Champion.
Do you have any heroes? Mirko Cro Cop
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A great accomplishment, but I still have to prove myself.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Communications/ Marketing – Cleveland State University.
What was your job before you started fighting? Bartender. Now I'm a firefighter/paramedic.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Golden Gloves Champ.