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(L-R) Middleweight opponents Jorge Rivera and Alessio Sakara face off at the UFC 122 pre-fight press conference at the Hilton Hotel on November 11, 2010 in Dusseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Training: Cardio or strength training in the morning, technique or padwork in the afternoon, and sparring at nights
When and why did you start training for fighting? March 1997... I liked it.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Undefeated as an amateur including a win over Tim Sylvia
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Hook n Shoot and Ring of fury middleweight champion.
Do you have any heroes? Dad
What is your favorite technique? Whichever one wins a fight for me.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To be competing at the top tier of my profession.
What was your job before you started fighting? Construction worker... Laborer's Local 609 in Framingham, Massachusetts.