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TRAINING: Get up at 5am. Run 6 miles up the mountains in Santa Fe. Jump on the train to Albuquerque. Hit pads with coach Winkeljohn for 30 min. Regular practice. Sauna. Back to Santa Fe. Strength and conditioning. 5000 meter row.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting during my last year of college. I didn't know what I was going to do with my life and a friend of mine called me and asked me to fight and the rest is history.
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? Mom and Dad
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I’ve finally reached the NFL of MMA
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, Psychology
What was your job before you started fighting? Manager at UPS
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Pulled off reverse triangle in win over Ali Hanjani (1/21/12)
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown Belt in Gaidojutsu, Black Belt in BJJ under Renato Migliaccio
Favorite grappling technique: Gogoplata
Favorite Striking technique: Cut away jab