Light heavyweight fighter who turned professional in 2001 and signed with the UFC in 2007.
He was a successful football and wrestling athlete at Omaha North High School.
He earned the Knockout of the Night and Fight of the Night at Shark Fights 13.
He fathered six children and donated a kidney to one of his daughters.
He lost by unanimous decision when challenging Jan Blachowicz for the KSW Light Heavyweight title in 2012.