Former UFC light heavyweight champion whose MMA career spanned from 2001 to 2013. He compiled a professional record of 19-7.
He was a campus security guard with no insurance when he took a chance and tried out for the Ultimate Fighter.
He rose to fame when he won the reality TV show The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV.
He married Jaime Logiudice on September 18, 2009. Two years later the couple gave birth to their first child.
He defeated Stephan Bonnar in a fight that is widely considered one of the best and most important fights in UFC history.