|RECORD:||16 - 5 - 2 (WIN - LOSS - DRAW)|
8 (T)KOS (50.00%)
5 SUBMISSIONS (31.25%)
3 DECISIONS (18.75%)
2 (T)KOS (40.00%)
0 SUBMISSIONS (.00%)
3 DECISIONS (60.00%)
|ASSOCIATION:||American Top Team Orlando|
|STYLE:||Muay Thai / Brazilian Jiu Jitsu|
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Q & A
Who or what inspires you?
Bruce Lee! That man inspired me as a kid with his philosophy and outlook on life. Inspired me to keep an open mind and to become a never ending student.
What do you do in your spare time, when you’re not preparing for a fight?
I like to stay active. I enjoy hanging out with friends, go to the beach and play video games. It really important that I try to relax because I train most of my time and there are not a lot of breaks.
If you were describing yourself as a fighter, what would you say?
A game opponent, a scrapper, and very aggressive.
What does it mean to you to be fighting for Bellator Fighting Championships?
It means a lot to me. The ultimate goal is becoming a world champion.
What are your thoughts on the Tournament Format?
I think it’s hardcore. It gets me excited. It brings me back to old school fighting because it’s a tough man’s contest.
What would it mean to you to become a Bellator World Champion?
Ever since I was a kid, I have realized that this was my purpose, and becoming a champion and the best in the world is my calling. It would prove to myself that I am capable.
In 3 years, where do you see yourself?
Hoping to be at the top in my weight class or the top in the world. Three years is a long time to rake up some win and go on a killing spree to show the world my skills.
Which victory are you most proud of in your career?
My fight with Kenny Stevens, because I went crazy on him. He broke my jaw, but I didn’t want to say anything because I knew they would have ended the fight. I bit down on my mouth piece, which put my jaw back in my place, and I continued to go toe to toe with him until I ended it with a TKO. It was the biggest come back of my career.
What is your message to aspiring fighters that dream of fighting on a big stage?
With a dream and ambition, anything is possible. Stay committed and don’t let anyone stray you away, just because they can’t do it.
What’s the one thing you are most proud of that you’ve accomplished so far in your life?
Third stripe brown Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Definitely one of my top accomplishments.
How did you get into fighting and when/where was your very first pro fight?
I’ve been doing martial arts since eight years old. My brother and best friend and almost everyone around me were involved in martial arts. It was when I watched my first MMA fight; I knew it was meant for me.
In a perfect scenario, what would be your favorite way to end a fight?
The first strike knock out would be the best scenario.
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