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FORT CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY - NOVEMBER 6: (R-L) Derek Brunson kicks Brian Houston in their UFC middleweight bout on November 6, 2013 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Brian Houston; Derek Brunson
TRAINING: A typical day of training includes boxing, wrestling, Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai and a lot of conditioning circuits, all at an intense level.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Nov 2009. I love to compete, and losing isn't my thing.
What ranks and titles have you held? Evolution MMA / PCSP
Do you have any heroes? Friends and family
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC has been my goal since Day One. I feel like I'm 0-0. A 1-0 start would be more than a dream.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes - BA in Criminal justice
What was your job before you started fighting? In-home therapist / case worker
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Three-time D-2 wrestling All-American
Favorite grappling technique: slams
Favorite Striking technique: knockouts
What do you consider to be the key fight in your career, and why? The next one