He received multiple Fight of the Night honors in the UFC, and his 2009 decision loss against Benson Henderson in the WEC was rated Fight of the Year by Sports Illustrated.
He attended Air Academy High School in Colorado.
He won the Dominion Warrior Muay Thai World Lightweight Championship in 2006.
He was born in Denver, Colorado.
He took a unanimous decision victory over Jeremy Stephens May 15, 2012.