2013 Bellator Welterweight Champion is also a competitive wrestler and disc golf champion.
He qualified for the 2008 US Olympic wrestling team after being an NCAA Champion at the University of Missouri.
On July 6, 2019, he was on the receiving end of the fastest knockout in UFC history by Jorge Masvidal, 5 seconds. He was undefeated over his career before the knockout.
He got married to Amy Askren in 2010.
He tied Michael Chandler for a record of 8 consecutive Bellator Fighting Championship victories.