|RECORD:||9 - 3 - 0 (WIN - LOSS - DRAW)|
6 (T)KOS (66.67%)
1 SUBMISSIONS (11.11%)
2 DECISIONS (22.22%)
0 (T)KOS (.00%)
2 SUBMISSIONS (100.00%)
0 DECISIONS (.00%)
|ASSOCIATION:||Team Death Clutch|
|STYLE:||Boxing / Kickboxing|
PROFILES & HIGHLIGHTS
FIGHTER NEWS & UPDATES
Q & A
Who or what inspires you?
My friends and family and the U.S. Military Men and Women
What do you do in your spare time, when you’re not preparing for a fight?
I’m pretty much a home body because I enjoy spending time my family.
If you were describing yourself as a fighter, what would you say?
I would say aggressive but with a lot of heart and that I enjoy the fun in the cage.
What does it mean to you to be fighting for Bellator Fighting Championships?
It means everything. It is the big leagues.
What are your thoughts on the Tournament Format?
I enjoy it. It is definitely a great way to see who the best is. If you want to see the best fighter it is most likely the fighter who wins, which makes sense. I like that it is a bracket system because you will see who the best is.
What would it mean to you to become a Bellator World Champion?
It would mean everything. It would mean more time with the family and security.
In 3 years, where do you see yourself?
Try not to look to far ahead. I try to stay focus on my next opponent and take things one step at a time. In 3 years, I would hope to see myself healthy and still enjoying the sport.
Which victory are you most proud of in your career?
My fight against Josh Burns would be my proudest victory, but it was bittersweet because Burns is a good friend of mine.
Are you married and do you have any kids?
I am married to a beautiful wife with 3 amazing kids.
What is your message to aspiring fighters that dream of fighting on a big stage?
To be knowledgeable on all types of fighting and understand thoroughly how the game works. Make sure you know what you are getting into and get the experience you need. Don’t go jumping into it right away. You will have longer and better career if you take your time to learn. Also, cardio is definitely needed!
What’s the one thing you are most proud of that you’ve accomplished so far in your life?
Being married to a beautiful woman and having a wonderful family.
How did you get into fighting and when/where was your very first pro fight?
I use to box in the US Army until I got out. I got into MMA by spontaneity because a friend dared me to try and ever since I did, I got hooked to the sport. I love that there are so many areas you can get into. You never know what is going to happen which makes it challenging because you have to worry about everything.
In a perfect scenario, what would be your favorite way to end a fight?
Stand up with a big overhand ride knock out but also to know that my opponent is not severely hurt.
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