|RECORD:||18 - 8 - 0 (WIN - LOSS - DRAW)|
1 (T)KOS (5.88%)
7 SUBMISSIONS (41.18%)
9 DECISIONS (52.94%)
1 (T)KOS (14.29%)
0 SUBMISSIONS (.00%)
6 DECISIONS (85.71%)
PROFILES & HIGHLIGHTS
Q & A
Who or what inspires you?
What do you do in your spare time, when you’re not preparing for a fight?
I like to just rest and play video games. My current favorite video game is StarCraft II
If you were describing yourself as a fighter, what would you say?
Effective and methodical
What does it mean to you to be fighting for Bellator Fighting Championships?
It means a lot to me. It’s a good organization that has taken care of me and I am happy to have my name with some of the best. It is a great platform where people can see my talent.
What are your thoughts on the Tournament Format?
I really like the tournament format. I wish the fights were a little more spaced out, but at the same time, it’s what keeps me going and competing at such a high level.
What would it mean to you to become a Bellator World Champion?
I just want to fight Zach again; it was just a bad night for me. The belt and title really doesn’t matter me. The belt is just a bonus. There are so many good fighters and beating all of them on my record would be a better accomplishment.
In 3 years, where do you see yourself?
Hopefully to continue making a career out of something I love doing.
Which victory are you most proud of in your career?
Being at the level I am and on the level with other pro fighters is gratifying and is a victory in my eyes. I train hard for all my fights, because I know any of these guys can beat me. Just being on the level with the pro fighters is rewarding.
What is your message to aspiring fighters that dream of fighting on a big stage?
Don’t think that anything is out of your reach. Work hard, because there is no reason why you can’t be just as good from the fighters you see. Don’t psych yourself. As long as you’re willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it.
What’s the one thing you are most proud of that you’ve accomplished so far in your life?
I feel like I have not yet found that one accomplishment to tell you. There has not been a moment that defines me just yet. I still have goals that I have to accomplish. Winning the title could me my first.
How did you get into fighting and when/where was your very first pro fight?
I always watch martial arts movies as a kid. I was a kid that got into a lot of trouble growing up and it only made since for me to get into martial arts. It taught me the discipline and skills that I have now.
In a perfect scenario, what would be your favorite way to end a fight?
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