Nickname:Ruthless From: San Diego, CA USA Fights Out Of: Coconut Creek, FL USA Age:31 Height:5’ 11” (180 cm) Weight:170 lb (77 kg)
Thoughts on opponent, Johny Hendricks? He’s a really good wrestler who can fight. Plain and simple, he can fight. He’s got good hands and he puts people to sleep – that’s a nasty combination. He stands with everyone he fights, he takes people down, and he’s going to do it all. You just can’t come into the game and be one-sided, because if you are, you’re probably going to get hurt. He’s going to look for his opportunities to knock me out, and if not then he’ll try to take me down and mix it up.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I did martial arts growing up and moved on to fighting. I like competing.
What ranks and titles have you held? Icon sport middleweight champ / Elite XC middleweight champ
Do you have any heroes? No
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? None
Nickname: Bigg Rigg From: Ada, OK USA Fights Out Of: Dallas, TX USA Age: 30 Height: 5’ 9” (175 cm) Weight: 170 lb (77 kg) College: Oklahoma State University
Thoughts on opponent, Robbie Lawler? I think he has been doing very well. He has a right hand that can end the night and that’s something I have to make sure I don’t get hit by.
When and why did you start training for fighting? June 2007 - to be the World Champion
What ranks and titles have you held? 4X Div. 1 All-American, 2X Div. 1 National Champion
Do you have any heroes? God
What is your favorite technique? Punching people in the face
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to be fighting in the UFC because this is where the best fighters are and that’s what I want - to fight the best.
Did you go to college, and if so, what degree did you earn? Oklahoma State University, Bachelors in Secondary Education
What was your job before you started fighting? Student