Frequently Asked Questions
When is your next fight?
I have nothing scheduled.
What is your record?
16 wins – 6 losses more information
Where can I find a list of your walkout songs?
listed on my competition page
How can I get an autograph?
visit my online store
What first drew you into fighting? You attended Boston College, what were your original plans for a career and how did you end up as a fighter in the UFC?
What drew me to fighting was the one on one competition and the ability to test myself against other great mixed martial art fighters. I just wanted to learn as much as possible about the fighting arts. My original plan was to be a lawyer but practicing, teaching and competing in martial arts was my passion and it could not be ignored.
At UFC 64, you came out dressed as a samurai and before your fight against BJ Penn, you described yourself as a ronin. Do you consider MMA fighters to be in the same kind of culture as samurai and other historical warriors?
I don’t consider MMA fighters as samurai or other historical warriors. Each fighter does it for different reasons. I can speak for myself in saying that I identify with the samurai culture and their approach to the fighting arts.
Why do you think fans watch MMA and why do you think fans like to watch you fight?
Watching an MMA fight offers fans drama, excitement and unpredictability. It’s much easier for a person to watch an MMA fight for the first time and understand it than watching American football for the first time and understand what is going on. Most if not all cultures have some sort of combative history and can relate to it in some way. There is a fighter in all of us. Not sure why people like to see me fight. Hopefully people see that I am a technical fighter who always looks to beat his opponent with a decisive technique. Who knows, maybe they see me as the ‘regular guy’ who fights in a cage.
Do you believe that UFC fighters should be considered role models by society?
I am comfortable as a role model but the only role models that society should really rely on is family.
What is your advice for an aspiring mixed martial artist?
Do it because you love it, train hard and never stop learning.
Do you think that anybody in the world could become a Pro-MMA-Fighter?
I believe that anyone can become a professional mma fighter so long as they are committed to training and practicing a lot. Being good at something requires thousands of hours of repetition. If you have the ability to train at good schools then I say go for it but you must love it first. Passion in any field will more often than not bring success. I started training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu when I was 20 years old. I had my first MMA fight at 28 years old so your age is not so important. You will however need to work harder to make up time and achieve your objective.
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