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TRAINING: BJJ, strength and conditioning, and Muay Thai on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. MMA team training, BJJ and boxing on Tuesday and Thursday. Sparring Saturday. Sunday church and running.
Thoughts on opponent, Timothy Elliott? Tim Elliott is very good and tough. He is very exciting, and I think it’s going to be a war and Fight of the Night.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I got jumped in high school by 10 guys and wanted to do something about it, so I decided that I wanted to learn how to fight.
What ranks and titles have you held? King of the Cage 135-pound title.
Do you have any heroes? My mom
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To fight in the UFC is a dream come true. I have worked so hard to get here. But it doesn’t stop here – I’m getting that belt.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at Keys Nissan. I used to wash the cars.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ Blue belt under Alberto Crane
Favorite grappling technique: Kimura
Favorite Striking technique: Straight right