TEAM TOYO: TEAMMATES
In which organization are you currently fighting as a member of Team Toyo?
Style of fighting:
Wrestling, Ground and Pound
When and how did you get into MMA?
I got into MMA in 2008. I thank Urijah Faber for staying on me and helping me with my training back then!
How long do you train before a fight, and what is your regimen?
I train 12-15 weeks before a fight. I train Monday through Friday and sometimes on Saturdays too. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays I do mittwork, pro practice with other pros, and a strength workout. On Tuesday and Thursday I have pro practice with other pros then a conditioning workout.
Most memorable moment in your career:
My win against Kendall Grove. In that fight I learned how to fight under adversity and never quit.
If you could have anyone in your corner, who would you pick and why?
I would pick Bruce Lee because he has a great philosophy about fighting.
Favorite moment in MMA history?
My favorite moment in MMA history would be the first time Chuck Lidell and Tito Ortiz fought because that was the fight that convinced me that I could fight and it was my first live fight.
What would be your advice for young MMA fighters?
My advice for young MMA fighters would be to connect with a good gym that has guys that are like-minded as you and that you would be very compatible and management that will help you find fights.
What do you do when you’re not training?
I'm with my family hanging with them and enjoying their company. I also work at my gym teaching and coaching.
What is your daily driver and what would be your dream car?
I drive a 2011 black Dodge Ram and my dream car would be a Bentley.