|RECORD:||18 - 5 - 0 (WIN - LOSS - DRAW)|
8 (T)KOS (44.44%)
3 SUBMISSIONS (16.67%)
7 DECISIONS (38.89%)
3 (T)KOS (60.00%)
1 SUBMISSIONS (20.00%)
1 DECISIONS (20.00%)
|STYLE:||Grappling / Boxer|
|CITY:||West Covina, CA|
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Q & A
Who or what inspires you?
God inspires me.
What do you do in your spare time, when you’re not preparing for a fight?
I enjoy the company of my family and friends.
If you were describing yourself as a fighter, what would you say?
I’m fighter who fights with passion and focus.
What does it mean to you to be fighting for Bellator Fighting Championships?
It’s an honor to represent myself as a professional fighter with Bellator and all the great people in the organization.
What are your thoughts on the Tournament Format?
It’s a great format, because it resurrects true warriors who have the commitment to fighting as a lifestyle and not just a onetime fight.
What would it mean to you to become a Bellator World Champion?
It would mean that my hard work, sacrifice and purpose of fighting would be backed up with a belt. It would mean everything.
In 3 years, where do you see yourself?
I see myself as Bellator’s Middleweight Champion and a champion inside and outside the cage.
Which victory are you most proud of in your career?
The Joe Riggs victory, because I proposed to my wife after that fight.
Are you married and do you have any kids?
What is your message to aspiring fighters that dream of fighting on a big stage?
To keep your heart on your goals and to never give up and never surrender until you reach them.
What’s the one thing you are most proud of that you’ve accomplished so far in your life?
Defeating leukemia, no question.
How did you get into fighting and when/where was your very first pro fight?
I was a wrestler in high school and college and practiced judo. I then added striking to pursue my career as a professional athlete in mixed martial arts. I took my first fight in 2007 in Tujiana, Mexico.
In a perfect scenario, what would be your favorite way to end a fight?
KO, for sure.
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