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When and why did you start training for fighting? The competitive nature came calling again
What ranks and titles have you held? Blue belt in jiu-jitsu. Ring of Fire champion, TKO champion
Do you have any heroes? My dad
What is your favorite technique? TKO
What does it mean for you to fight in the WEC? Redemption, everything
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? associate of arts
What was your job before you started fighting? Marine sniper
Most memorable professional fight? Oct 5th TKO title fight - I got on the plane to go to the fight knowing my father was going to die while I was in the air
What was your most challenging professional fight? My first fight back after my ACL surgery
Did you compete in any other sport(s) at college or professional level? NO
Who were your training partners for this fight? JJ Mondragon, Adam Martinez, Todd Kornfield, Rory Oferrall, Nick Laney, and other Team Infinite members
Did you put more emphasis towards a fighting style or adjust your training to prepare for your opponent? I worked a lot of wrestling and stand up for this fight because that’s where this fight is headed.
What, other than WINNING, are you using for motivation for the fight? This is life for me and I am going to fight like it. This is it - all or nothing. I think of the amazing things people in the armed forces have endured, and being a former Marine Sniper, I feel like I have to live up to that. They wouldn’t give up, neither will I!
What is your favorite thing about this sport? Other fighters
How long do you see yourself staying in this sport? 35-37