When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was a kid, to be able to defend myself in an unarmed combat situation.
What ranks and titles have you held? Former UFC lightweight champion, former UFC featherweight champion (vacated belt), Cage Warriors 145lb Champion, Cage Warriors 155lb Champion consecutively, Brown Belt BJJ
Do you have any heroes? None, but I take inspiration from everyone and everything. I’m inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers, dreamers, believers, achievers.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a lifelong dream to compete here. It truly shows me the power of visualization and the power of an unshakeable belief. It is just the beginning
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? None. I have a masters in unarmed combat.
What was your job before you started fighting? Plumber for 1 year, quit and pursued the combat dream ever since.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Boxing Champion
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Twoweight champion, 3.5-second KO in professional Mixed Martial Arts
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu