Historial de Peleas
|Resumen:||Wrestling Background, Powerful Slams|
|Desde:||Tulsa, Oklahoma USA|
|Representando:||Tulsa, OK USA|
|Estatura:||5' 11" ( 180 cm )|
|Peso:||185 Libras ( 84 kg )|
|Colegio:||Cleveland State University|
DETROIT - NOVEMBER 20: Fotos de UFC 123 en el Palace de Auburn Hills en Auburn Hills, Michigan este 20 de Noviembre del 2010. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)nov 20, 2010 4 hours
UFC 123 Entrenamientos abiertos en el Detroit Athletic Club en Michigan el 18 de Noviembre 18 del 2010 (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)nov 19, 2010
AUBURN HILLS, MI - NOVEMBER 19: UFC 123 weigh-in at the Palace of Auburn Hills on November 19, 2010 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Imagesnov 19, 2010 1 hour
DETROIT - NOVIEMBRE 17:Fotos de la conferencia de prensa para UFC 123 desde el MGM Grand Hotel y Casino en Detroit, Michigan el 17 de Noviembre 17, 2010 (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)nov 17, 2010 1 hour
Training: I stick to the basics and train in regular classes. Other than sparring - I hit up a few gyms around town for all my training. I also go to the Grudge Training Center in Colorado to work with Trevor Wittman before every fight. I try to help them as much as I can and they allow me to train with some of the UFC's top contenders.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Because I was extra broke, so I took an exhibition fight for a couple hundred dollars and bought a ragged Mustang to get around town.
What ranks and titles have you held? Freestyle Cage Fighting Middleweight Champion/Shark Fights Middleweight Champion/NAGA Arnold Classic World Grappling Champion
Do you have any heroes? My parents now, but it was the Ninja Turtles when I was in middle school.....seriously I was Michelangelo
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means I have been selected to compete against the best in the world. I have the opportunity to become the UFC champion. It also means people think I'm rich now so they keep calling and texting my phone!
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I barely graduated from Cleveland State University. I received a Bachelors Degree in History.
What was your job before you started fighting? Teaching High School and coaching wrestling
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Wrestling - 3x NCAA Div I Qualifier - 2x High School All-American
Favorite grappling technique: Slamming people on their head
Favorite Striking technique: The punch that knocks my opponent out and the referee pulls me off, then I jump on the cage and yell at the crowd!