American heavyweight first gained attention for competing on the second season of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter.
He had a split decision victory to start-off his MMA career on October 21, 2004.
He had a hot streak with five consecutive victories between June 2007 and November 2007.
He welcomed his first child, a daughter named Carolynn, in 2011.
He was knocked out by Roy Nelson on May 16, 2008.