The UFC's first-ever Flyweight Champion earned his #1 worldwide ranking in 2012. He also became extremely popular on Twitch with over 160,000 followers on his Mighty Gaming channel.
He was a state championship competitor for track and wrestling while attending Washington High School.
He was named the Breakthrough Fighter of the Year by Inside MMA in 2012.
He married Destiny Bartles in Hawaii on May 11, 2012.
He suffered his second career defeat at the hands of Dominick Cruz on October 1, 2011.