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TRAINING: I start my first training session at nine. Usually I go to do my conditioning training, and at 12:00 I do my grappling training. Then I come back at night time to do my striking training.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 2001. It was just a natural progression from what I was doing, which was a lot of competing in tournaments. This was the next step for me.
What ranks and titles have you held? Black Belt in BJJ, Sengoku middleweight champion, 2007 STRIKEFORCE middleweight Grand Prix champion
Do you have any heroes? My father
What is your favorite technique? Right hand
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? College of fighting – I’m still studying.
What was your job before you started fighting? Teaching martial arts.