|Heimatort:||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Heimatstadt:||Auckland New Zealand|
|Größe:||6' 0" ( 182 cm )|
|Gewicht:||145 amerikanische Pfund ( 65 kg )|
UFC Fight Night weigh-in event on September 19, 2014 in Saitama, Japan. (Photos by Mitch Viquez/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Sep 19, 2014
UFC Fight Night at Vector Arena on June 28, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Jun 28, 2014
Jun 28, 2014
UFC weigh-in at Vector Arena on June 27, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Jun 27, 2014
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TRAINING: Typically three sessions a day. MMA sparring, then sprints to finish the morning. Afternoon is technique or pads then jits or wrestling to finish off.
Thoughts on opponent, Maximo Blanco? He’s a great opponent. The guy is exciting and throws everything but the kitchen sink. We match up well and this one is definitely for the fans to enjoy. We’re the first fight of the night and were going to kick things off with a bang.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Over five years ago after watching a friend level some guy and the crowd went nuts. I love the sport and training, but I got into this game to compete and be the best.
What ranks and titles have you held? Australian Fighting Championship LW Title, Supremacy New Zealand LW Champion, King In The Ring Middleweight Kickboxing Champion, WKBF X-Rules Welterweight Champion, BJJ blue belt
Do you have any heroes? NZ’s greatest champions, guys like Mark Hunt, Jason Suttie, Jordan Tai, my coach Aaron Boyes.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To be fighting in the UFC means everything.
What was your job before you started fighting? Doorman in Auckland CBD
Favorite striking technique: Body Shots
- Has fought from heavyweight to featherweight
- Pro since 2009
- Five wins by submission, five by KO
- Eight first round finishes
- On six fight winning streak
- Origin of nickname: “I love finishing the fight with chokes; give me half a chance to sink one in and I’ll jump on it.”