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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - APRIL 10: John Howard weighs-in for UFC Fight Night 39 on April 10, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. UFC Fight Night 39 will take place on April 11 at du Arena featuring Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Roy Nelson. (Photo by Warren Little/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: Six to eight hours of training for this fight. We've been doing a lot of boxing and Thai boxing.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 2004 and just loved it.
What ranks and titles have you held? I held the W.F.L, Combat Zone and Ring of Combat titles, BJJ purple belt.
Do you have any heroes? My mother
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a big opportunity for a new and better life for me and my kids.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No, just a high school diploma.
What was your job before you started fighting? Electrician
Favorite grappling technique: Toe hold
Favorite striking technique: Boxing