Southpaw welterweight broke into the UFC by winning the 2010 season of The Ultimate Fighter.
He overcame an addiction to heroin and alcohol before staring his MMA career in 2007.
He earned Submission of the Night honors after winning The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale with a rear-naked choke.
He has two sons, Isaac and Crew, with his wife Chelsea McGee.
He won The Ultimate Fighter under the leadership of captain Chuck Liddell.