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OMAHA, NE - FEBRUARY 15: (R-L) Aaron Simpson punches Ronny Markes during the UFC on FUEL TV event at Omaha Civic Auditorium on February 15, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Aaron Simpson; Ronny Markes
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2006 because I want to change my life and give to my family a better life.
What ranks and titles have you held? SHOOTO South American Champion
Do you have any heroes? Paulo Filho and Rodrigo Minotauro
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I didn’t go to the college, I just went to school and finished the basics
What was your job before you started fighting? I’m a bar man at the beach
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Natal state Jiu-Jitsu champion and vice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion
Favorite grappling technique: Leg Lock
Favorite striking technique: Kick to the head