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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: James Krause weighs in during the UFC 178 weigh-in at the MGM Grand Conference Center on September 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Training: Train 2-3 times a day 6 days a week.
Thoughts on opponent, Sam Stout? Sam is a tough opponent. I’m excited to get in there with a veteran of the UFC and test my skills. I think we match up very well to make for an exciting fight.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Seven years ago. It was something fun to do in the summer while I was out of college. I showed up at the gym one day and never left.
What ranks and titles have you held? BJJ purple belt
Do you have any heroes? None
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the top of the top. I can test my skills against the best in the world here.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Five credits shy of a degree. I quit to pursue fighting.
What was your job before you started fighting? I run GrindHouse MMA
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 18-1 with 2 titles
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine
Favorite Striking technique: Jab