|RECORD:||14 - 3 - 0 (WIN - LOSS - DRAW)|
6 (T)KOS (42.86%)
0 SUBMISSIONS (.00%)
8 DECISIONS (57.14%)
1 (T)KOS (33.33%)
1 SUBMISSIONS (33.33%)
1 DECISIONS (33.33%)
|ASSOCIATION:||The Pit Elevated|
|STYLE:||Wrestling / Ground & Pound|
|CITY:||West Jordan, UT|
Q & A
Who or what inspires you?
My Grandmother inspires me.
What do you do in your spare time, when you’re not preparing for a fight?
I love to work out, read, go to movies
If you were describing yourself as a fighter, what would you say?
I am a very tenacious in your face fighter who never gives up and has a chance to win every fight no matter what the odds are.
What does it mean to you to be fighting for Bellator Fighting Championships?
It means a great deal to me. I am very thankful for this opportunity and look forward to testing myself against some of the best fighters in the world.
What are your thoughts on the Tournament Format?
I like the tournament format. It means there are no biased opinions. The best fighters advance in the tournament and earn a shot at the title. It’s the only fair way to do it.
What would it mean to you to become a Bellator World Champion?
It would be great! Being a Bellator World Champion cements you as one of the best in mixed martial arts. Nobody can take that away from you.
In 3 years, where do you see yourself?
I just take life one day at a time. I work everyday to improve myself as a person and as an athlete. Too many people focus on the future without taking care of business today. I’m gonna focus on what I need to do today and that will take of the future for me.
What is your message to aspiring fighters that dream of fighting on a big stage?
Just keep working hard. Hard work and determination will get you where you want to go. Don’t let anybody tell you can’t do it.
What’s the one thing you are most proud of that you’ve accomplished so far in your life?
The two things I am most proud of are becoming a Division I All-American wrestler and getting my Master’s degree in Business Administration in college.
How did you get into fighting and when/where was your very first pro fight?
A friend talked me into trying MMA. He said I would be good at it. And I had my first pro fight in Salt Lake City Utah in 2007.
In a perfect scenario, what would be your favorite way to end a fight?
My perfect end to a fight would be to have my opponent tap out to strikes. Just to have him feel so overwhelmed and overpowered that he had to tap out would be perfect to me.
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