MMA fighter under the UFC and Masters of the Cage promotions amassed a record of 23-5 before getting sidelined by injuries.
He entered mixed martial arts as an outlet for his anger after his brother's death in 2006.
His UFC career was cut short after first a brain hemorrhage, and then a groin injury, but he returned to win two straight matches for the Cage Warriors promotion.
He was born in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.
He was defeated by Forrest Petz on September 15, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 22.