When and why did you start training for fighting? Dan Henderson brought me in to help him train for Kazuhiro Nakamura. After getting beat up I decided that I needed to learn this. The rest is history.
Do you have any heroes? King Mo
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The UFC is the biggest promotion in the world with the toughest fighters. I chose to come here to test myself. I’m honored and excited for the opportunity.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have not finished my degree yet.
What was your job before you started fighting? Security
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? US Open Judo Champion
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? My greatest accomplishments are my KO victories in Pride.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Second degree Black Belt in Judo, Blue Belt in BJJ
Favorite grappling technique: Foot sweep
Favorite Striking technique: Head kick