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WINNIPEG, CANADA - JUNE 14: James Krause weighs in during the UFC 161 weigh-in at the MTS Centre on June 14, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Training: Train 2-3 times a day. Morning and night.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Seven years ago. It was something fun to do in the summer while I was out of college. I showed up at the gym one day and never left.
What ranks and titles have you held? BJJ purple belt
Do you have any heroes? None
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the top of the top. I can test my skills against the best in the world here.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Five credits shy of a degree. I quit to pursue fighting.
What was your job before you started fighting? I run GrindHouse MMA
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 18-1 with 2 titles
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine
Favorite Striking technique: Jab