3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu retired from mixed martial arts with a 5-3 record.
He earned his first Pan American Jiu-Jitsu medal in 1996.
He was a six-time Pan American Champion and 3-time World Champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments.
He married Claudine Leal in July 2007.
He defeated Gerald Harris by split decision on April 13, 2007.