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Training: A typical day of training consists of lifting/running in the AM, technique (mitts or rolling) in afternoon, and sparring in the evening. I incorporated more stand-up sparring into this camp so I feel really comfortable seeing all the punches and the kicks that are thrown at me. Ken Hahn and Chris Ben are both helping me become a confident striker and I see myself getting better each and every practice.
What ranks and titles have you held? 3X All-American Wrestler Div. 1 (3, 4, 3), 4X HS State Champion.
What is your favorite technique? Ground and pound
Did you go to college? Oklahoma State University, Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Health and Human Performance
Did you compete in any other sports? I wrestled at Oklahoma State for five years and then stayed there on the coaching staff for another three years.
Who were your training partners for this fight? Some of the MMA fighters I train with are Johny Hendricks, Jake Rosholt, Chris Holdsworth, Eric Shambaro, Andy Wang, and a recent addition who has been another great partner is Evan Dunham.
What are you using for motivation for the fight? When I do something, I strive to be the best. It's the way I was raised.