He fought professionally from 1995-2004, and was the UFC 12 Lightweight Tournament Champion.
He began fighting in high school, when he was a star on the wrestling team.
He finished his career with 11 wins to just 4 losses, with 10 of his wins coming by way of submission.
He was born in Napa, California, where he returned following his MMA career to work in law enforcement.
His first professional loss came at the hands of Gary Goodridge.