American mixed martial artist who gained fame by becoming the Light Heavyweight winner of the reality fighting show The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn. He defeated Justin Jones via unanimous decision later that year at UFC 181.
He was a wrestler at Newberry College in South Carolina. He later earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.
He won the Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale via technical knockout in just 61 seconds, which became the fastest Ultimate Fighter finale in the show's history.
He has brothers and sisters.
He was inspired to start training in MMA after meeting fighter Ben Askren at Newberry College.