Finalist on The Ultimate Fighter 3 who went on to win 20 of his first 29 MMA bouts.
He won his debut MMA fight by submission in 2003.
He earned his first Knockout of the Night against Joe Doerksen on November 17, 2007.
He had two children, twins, with his live-in girlfriend Crystal in 2008.
He suffered a technical submission loss to Demian Maia at UFC 83.