|RECORD:||19 - 4 - 0 (WIN - LOSS - DRAW)|
5 (T)KOS (26.32%)
6 SUBMISSIONS (31.58%)
8 DECISIONS (42.11%)
0 (T)KOS (.00%)
1 SUBMISSIONS (25.00%)
3 DECISIONS (75.00%)
|CITY:||Crystal Lake, IL|
PROFILES & HIGHLIGHTS
FIGHTER NEWS & UPDATES
Q & A
Who or what inspires you?
Family. I do everything for my family, make my parents crowd, and be able to support them one day.
What do you do in your spare time, when you’re not preparing for a fight?
In the gym training, and coaching, trying to make those around me better. That’s my life.
If you were describing yourself as a fighter, what would you say?
Exciting, explosive, always evolving.
What does it mean to you to be fighting for Bellator Fighting Championships?
It means the world. They gave me an opportunity, and they gave me a shot to make this my career and to be able to fight full time.
What are your thoughts on the Tournament Format?
I really like it. You have three fights, three months, and you are always training. You never have a chance to get yourself out of shape, and can become a better fighter in the process.
What would it mean to you to become a Bellator World Champion?
It would be a dream come true. It’s the only thing on my mind right now, and it’s the ultimate goal.
In 3 years, where do you see yourself?
I see myself defending the title, and going undefeated since my last loss. I want to be at the top of the MMA mountain.
Which victory are you most proud of in your career?
Biggest victory would be against Huerta. It was my first well name
What is your message to aspiring fighters that dream of fighting on a big stage?
Never give up. Keep training, stay on the right path, put the hard work in, and it will pay off.
What’s the one thing you are most proud of that you’ve accomplished so far in your life?
Moving up to Chicago full time, and just committing to the lifestyle of a professional fighter.
How did you get into fighting and when/where was your very first pro fight?
My cousin Jeff turned me onto the sport. I watched his fight video’s, and knew I could do it, so I started training, and in my first pro fight I fought someone that had way more experience than I did, and I knew I would one day be the best, and that’s what got me to this point.
In a perfect scenario, what would be your favorite way to end a fight?
Always a finish, so a knockout or submission is always on my mind.
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