When and why did you start training for fighting? I started with judo when I was 9 years-old and Boxe Francaise (Savate) when I was 16. I later made the move towards MMA because it's the most complete and most realistic style.
What ranks and titles have you held? Shooto European champion
Do you have any heroes? No
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Recognition among the top fighters.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No, I have a high school diploma
What was your job before you started fighting? My job was, and still is, as a firefighter.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? DREAM and Pride veteran, Shooto European champion.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Judo black belt
Favorite grappling technique: triangle choke
Favorite Striking technique: uppercut