TRAINING: I am training six days a week between two and three hours each day. With my coach Marcus Marinelli we pick one of the main areas of MMA (Grappling, Boxing, Kickboxing) and we will go full steam ahead. Conditioning is mandatory every day.
When and why did you start training for fighting? My high school wrestling teammate Dan Bobish started to fight and needed a training partner. This was about ten years ago.
What ranks and titles have you held? I am the current Gladiator Fighting series champion at 170 lbs. I have been ranked in the top ten by King of the Cage and Fight Fest.
Do you have any heroes? Randy Couture
What is your favorite technique? Anything that produces a win.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything. Anyone who has ever walked into a cage to fight dreams of fighting for the premier organization in the world. It is a dream come true. How can it get better than that?
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? - None
What was your job before you started fighting? I am a police officer for the City of Cleveland.