TRAINING: Training is the same as always. Every day I mix it up between each art discipline, trying to get an equal balance of each during the week.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting in 2012 after graduating college and training to try out for the Olympic wrestling team with Ben Askren. He persuaded me into the sport of mixed martial arts instead.
What ranks and titles have you held? TUF 19 light heavyweight winner, XFL light heavyweight champ, blue belt in Jiu-Jitsu
Do you have any heroes? Warren Sapp and Muhammad Ali
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I’m one step closer to my goal / dream of being the world champion.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater with my degree in Business Administration. And I have an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Lincoln College.