Former Cage Warriors and SportFight Heavyweight Champion competed in over 60 MMA bouts.
He was a Pac-10 Champion wrestler while attending Oregon State University.
He is a two-time ADCC Submission Wrestling World Champion (2005 and 1999).
He married his second wife Danielle Dughan in April 2010; he has three children: Joshua, Michaela, and Willow.
He defeated Roy Nelson by unanimous decision on March 21, 2009.